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Rainy days

When it rains the thought of going out and taking pictures might not be on the top of the list. Although I feel it is the perfect time to take pictures. Especially when you can sit indoors by the window and just click some pics of birds in the trees. That is the most convenient thing to do.

I was lucky to have a nice garden right outside my window on my vacation. So I would just wait for birds to come to me. Here are some pics I took with the combo of Canon 6D and Tamron 150-600 mm lens.

The above pictures are showing a Purple-rumped Sunbird from India. It just landed on some leaves right in front of the window. It was busy catching a white spider that was hiding between the leaves. When I took the picture I could not see what it was searching for but looking closely at the picture it cached a pretty good meal.

A simple picture of a crow gets more effect when the rain pours down. It is like you can almost feel the silence and sound of the raindrops touching the leaves of the tree.

So lets not be discourage just because it rains. Enjoy and be creative!



Reflections – Bird pictures with Tamron150-600mm

I was walking in the park and I sat down at a bench to just enjoy the sunny weather and to have a bit of break. I turned around to check out the little lake that was behind me. There I saw a little bird that came very close to where I was sitting.

I took up my camera and aimed. I was using Canon 70D and the lens was a Tamron 150-600 mm version 1. I got the following pics of the bird called Wagtail.

As I continued sitting on the bench and relaxing there came other birds that wanted to drink the water. So I felt I was lucky that the birds were coming to my spot instead of me trying to come to theirs.

I call this segment reflections since all the birds have a reflection in the water.

This bird is called a Fieldfare


A pigeon also need some water

All of the pictures above are taken at 600 mm with a aperture of f8. The picture below is taken at 350 mm with a aperture of 7.1. The reson I mostly take at f8 is because in order to get pretty sharp pictures with Tamron 150-600 you need to be at this aperture.


Crow and its reflection



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