51 comments on “Wordless Wednesday: The Birdbath

    • Thanks so much Ardys πŸ˜€ It had to be done!! I had such fun watching her. The setting really lent itself to another composite though it took more work than I’d originally thought. Really rewarding when they come together how you envisaged them πŸ™‚

  1. Wow, what beautiful pictures. I find it so difficult to shoot birds, and hence i am trying to practice it more and more, building more patience when it comes to shooting birds. These are perfect shots, and beautiful composition.

    • Thanks Suyash πŸ™‚ I really love photographing birds even though there are often many frustrations! You need a good length telephoto lens to start with. Because birds rarely keep still a fast shutter speed is vital!! You may have to go to a much higher ISO than usual. Getting to know

      • I agree. I am very poor at shooting birds as I don’t use a telephoto lens. Plus I have not been able to decipher the behavior of birds. But will forward to your photos of birds πŸ™‚

      • Yeah, you really need telephoto unless you’re photographing large flocks of birds! Learning different behavioural patterns of wildlife always takes time and patience. Always glad to know that my photos are appreciated πŸ™‚ Thanks Suyash!

  2. Such beautiful images of the birds all round. Wonderful close ups and great timing. My favourite has got to be the one where it’s shaking it’s feathers in the water. Water looks like it’s flying everywhere but the bird has no shame in drying itself and making itself look beautiful and clean πŸ˜€

    Beautiful bokeh πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Mabel πŸ™‚ Although they’re not waterbirds they still have oils that secrete from glands and the birds spread them through their feathers to get a bit of waterproofing. Needed in rainy UK πŸ˜‰ The water really seems to bounce from them when they’re preening like this! It’s fun watching birds have a dust bath too which is a great way for them to control parasites like fleas and ticks. They really go for it! Wild abandon πŸ˜€

  3. what a fantastic idea, Sarah! I like it very much. Did you use a tripot to gat the fountain in the exact position for all single shots? or did you arrange all birds manually?

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