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Old Jun 5, 2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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okay, i'll bite - how do you get so close to these guys? are these all heavy crops? if so, you do amazing processing! if not, how do you get within 10 feet of these little guys to get these shots?
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okay, i'll bite - how do you get so close to these guys? are these all heavy crops? if so, you do amazing processing! if not, how do you get within 10 feet of these little guys to get these shots?
Thanks, Rocky. I shoot from behind my office/studio window. To be sure, they do still bolt when there's a LOT of jerky movement, but nowhere NEAR as much as if I were outdoors trying to sneak up on them. Here are a couple of shots of my set up. The thistle bag you see is approximately 13-14 feet from the end of the lens. The tray this bird is on is about 10 feet away out of view in these snapshots nearer the ground (about 3 feet off the ground). And, yes, I *do* shoot THROUGH the glass. I shoot from a room at an angle that doesn't reflect what's on my desk or behind me in the window. If the camera does pick up any reflective object, I cover it with black felt.

And, while I do get excellent performance from my K-3/Bigma combo, Topaz Details 3 helps.

Hope this answers your question.



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Very cool set-up
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