Subject Trumps Setting

One of the first things photographers try to do when photographing birds is to get a “natural” setting for the photo. Many who love to photograph backyard birds go so far as to create natural looking feeders by nailing twigs and branches around a platform. Sometimes though, you just can’t avoid a man-made intrusion into a photo. Don’t avoid taking a photo because you can’t get a natural setting. Don’t miss amazing behavior shots just because the entire photo doesn’t fit your idea of ideal. Otherwise you miss things like these shots of a House Finch feeding a nearly mature chick and the chick wondering when the adult would return with more seed.

House Finch feeding nearly grown chick a seed, www.lizmasoner.wordpress.com, © Liz Masoner

House Finch feeding nearly grown chick a seed, http://www.lizmasoner.wordpress.com, © Liz Masoner

Immature House Finch, www.lizmasoner.wordpress.com, © Liz Masoner

Immature House Finch, http://www.lizmasoner.wordpress.com, © Liz Masoner

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