I love my backyard bluebirds. All of them. However, I think the females tend to photograph better than the males. I have no idea why...I just usually like the images of the females better.
This image of a female Eastern Bluebird was taken on an early, overcast morning. As I've mentioned many times before, that's my favorite kind of light to shoot these birds in. I did have to kick my ISO up to 3200 for this image. I did that in order to get a higher shutter speed in order to freeze any action and ensure a sharp image.
I have my backyard bird blind setup about 8 feet from the posing trees. Doing so allows me to fill the frame with these small birds at 400mm or less. I am continualy amazed at how sharp this Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens is! You could count the feathers on this thing if you wanted to!
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I have a video of my backyard birding setup planned, pleas be patient as I work through that. I plan to share everything from how I setup feeders, posing trees, birdhouses, blind, tripod....everything.
This image was made using my Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm Lens, Sirui Tripod and PH-20 GImbal Head.