During the winter months we like to fill the bird feeder and watch as all of the "overwintering" birds help themselves to dinner. We always have a lot of Dark Eyed Juncos, all different kinds of Sparrows, a few Blue Jays and Cardinals, and every once in awhile a Tufted Titmouse or a Nuthatch will show up.
On the warmer not-freeze-your-face-off days I like to bundle up and take my camera out to see if I can get some shots of the birds at the feeder. This day was sorta in between the warmer and the freeze-your-face-off weather!
A Junco enjoying a Sunflower seed.
To capture these two pictures I was laying on my stomach in the driveway for thirty minutes waiting for some of the birds to get close enough. I was finally able to get a few shots! The rocks didn't make a very comfortable spot to wait, though!
Back in August of last year I purchased a new Nikon D7100. At first I was having trouble with the focus, but after experimenting and reading through the instruction manual I figured out I could select where I wanted the camera to focus! Most of you photographers out there probably already knew that, but oh well! ;) These two pictures are from when I finally got that figured out! I was so excited and was finally able to enjoy my camera more!
How do you like to dress for cold winter photography?