Rain Birds

I always thought that most birds would go hunker down in a rainstorm, but I am clearly wrong about that. Last month I set up a bird feeder with perches built around it for them to land on.  These perches were precisely positioned for the best light on my subjects and for me to have my 600mm lens positioned to capture their comings and goings. It a lot of fun to watch, but even more fun to photograph.

Last week when we had our rainstorms, I thought  I would check to see if there was any activity at my backyard studio set up.  WOW!  These birds were still feeding!  Since they were working so hard, I thought I would get my equipment out and do some work as well.  Here is some of what I captured.




Copyright 2015, Terry VanderHeiden