Apparently potted hydrangeas are prime real estate for bird’s nests. And apparently I am not above screaming and jumping up and down when I find that a bird has procreated on my deck. AND just so we are clear – this will be the only creature that will do the deed on the deck.
I captured the little ones around 5 pm. Our deck is relatively shady so I had to use the flash on both of these. Hopefully their little eyes don’t go blind from this big bad human’s fill flash. That would be so very sad. Oh and I had to literally push back the braches of the hydrangea so that I could get close enough to make the shot.
ISO – 400 F-number F/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/5
ISO – 400 F-number F/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/6
Again, I used the Aperture Priority setting on the camera as well as the pattern metering mode. My question is this: since I am using a camera that has a lens aperature of F/3.5-5.6 – what do I need in terms of light in order to get those really close shots? Sometimes I zoom in close enough to get the shot I want but the camera refuses to take it until I back off a little. What the heck is happening? This rookie photography chick would love to know 🙂