Feeder Update #9: New Camera

Lady Bluebird

I could not be more excited right now! I’ve finally upgrade my camera set up to something actually usable for good bird photography. I am now shooting with a Nikon D5600, which is basically their advanced entry-level camera. It has a lot of great features and does exactly what I’m wanting to do with this blog, for now.

I only have a standard lens for it right now and I’ll be getting a nice telephoto lens for it in the future so I can take it out and get some pictures out in the wild. But for now, I actually managed to get some cool photos at my feeders thanks to its remote control features. You download an app on your phone and you can take pictures from anywhere. So, all I did was put the camera on a tripod, set it to where I wanted, and then I could get some awesome close up shots.

Fun enough, the first bird photographed was a Blue Jay! I actually saw two of them out at the feeders today, which pleases me since they aren’t typically frequent visitors. I also managed to snag pictures of both a male and female Red-Winged Blackbird, which I’ve never gotten good pictures of before.

And what album of mine would be complete without the bluebirds?

I don’t have much else to add. I’m ridiculously busy with work right now. Unfortunately, I still haven’t gotten oriole visitors and the little guys are probably getting bumped from Bird of the Week for now. We’ll see how it goes. Next week, we’ll be covering the House Finch, which is a very welcome visitor!

Anyway, let me know what you think of the photos!

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