I recently did a bird photography presentation at the Thames Camera Club, and one of the things I shared with the club was the fact that you don’t have to go far to find birds to photograph.  In fact you don’t even have to leave your house!

In the last week I have been unable to get out much but enjoyed sitting by our front window with my camera.  The pink clematis is in flower along with the kowhai tree.  This gave me an opportunity to photograph both the birds and the bees from the comfort of my dining room chair.

Thanks to the modern technology of our digital cameras, you don’t even have to have a pristine clean window.  With all the wind and rain we have had lately, the window was far from clean, however the lens ignored that as it was out of the focus range.


All of these images were taken with my Panasonic G9 and my Leica 100-400 lens though the less than spotless window.  The birds are used to people being in the house so while they are reasonably close to where I am sitting, they don’t see me as a threat.  A house is an awesome hide!

    

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