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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy
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Copyright: Gary Fudge (garyfudge) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 5 N: 320] (1098)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 80-400mm, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 11:48
Viewed: 3237
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a bit of a fun image showing how we set up to photograph the images that I have posted recently.

Feeders containing a variety of nuts and seeds were set up in a couple of trees, plus a gound feeding tray between them.

I then concentrated on catching shots of the birds as they would wait in the trees to come and feed.

This image shows the variety of birds that we attract, including the lovely Great Spooted Woodpecker, Siskins and Goldfinches.

I would use either my car or our old caravan as a 'hide' as the birds were well used to them and weren't really put off by me being in either.
Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad so most shots were taken in cloudy and wet conditions meaning I had to use a wide aperture and very rarely managed a shutter speed above 1/320.

Thanks for your support.


ramthakur, jaycee, MMM, Jamesp, jcoowanitwong, glazzaro, edal, Juyona has marked this note useful
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bonjour gary
il semble que vous ayez beaucoup de visiteur,il y en a encore un que je vous envi,c'est le pic.
bon montage.

This is a good insight into "ploys" you use to attract birds, Gary :-).
I like all the images in this collage; they present a sort of sequence of events happening around the feeds. I had no idea what feeds looked like, so this is a novel experience for me.
Thanks and best regards.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-16 15:13]

Hi Gary
Like I had said in one of my posting I'm not to crasy about picture on feeders , but I will
sayon your posting that this a nice presentation ,it also give us an idea on the type of bird you have in your area and on the feeder that you are using.
TFS Michel

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-16 15:34]

Hi Gary

Lovely composition - I wish I had this variety in my garden!


Hi Gary,
What a great collection of feeders you have for all the great variety of birds you have coming to your feeders! I like the collage, great idea! TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Butterfly Fields Forever (32) " :o)

Hi Gary,
Beautiful collage of birds on feeder. Thanks for the informative note. I know how to take bird photo now. Very well done.

What an interesting presentation!!! Very informative in pictures alone...a nice way to compose a combination for publication. Photo editors would love you..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-17 10:42]

Hi Gary,

Nice presentation of the ways you attract birds. And you really attract beauties. I especially like the two upper shots. Wonderful colors and details even though the pictures are small.


Need to try use an extended flash in the rain, work wonders. I have my feed station set at the edge of the woods so I can get shafts of light and the greens from the ferns. I use an extended flash when it rains or there is heavy overcast to supplement the lack of light. Nice work showing the setup, well done.


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-05-18 0:49]

Hi Gary!
All of these captures are very interesting and anyone of them deserves a separate presentation. Thanks for revealing us the secrets of atracting birds to our camera.
Best regards!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-19 8:45]

Hi Gary,
this is a well visited feeder, interesting seeing all the different speciel that it attracts.
Great shots, full of actions an very nice details.

Dear Gary ,
what a interesting shot.
very nice idea and excellent capture.
well done
thanks and regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-22 7:46]

Hola Gary,
bello collage,
momentos excelentes y buena realización...

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