My backyard, garden bird photography near Berlin

HaubenmeiseI’m really enjoying my garden bird photography at the moment. Since October I have had a feeding place for the birds in the garden. The feeding site is quite busy. But there are many birds of prey here on the outskirts of the village. I think the most dangerous is the resident male Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus).

I started to get various birds that stay here in wintertime in southern Brandenburg in winter to a feeding place. Later I worked on improving the background and feeding place.

The background is actually a large piece of hardboard that has been painted. At first I just tried applying paint with a brush, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the results. So I first experimented with spray cans and then invested in an airbrush kit. It’s really fun to use.

The board is about 1.50m behind the feeder and is lit by a flash unit hidden behind the pole. It is quite possible to manually change the flash output to achieve different effects.

I got some decent shots yesterday and will try again tomorrow.

Again and again jays (Garrulus glandarius) linger around the feeding place. There are also Crested Tit (Lophophanes cristatus), Great Tits (Parus major), Blue Tits (Cyanistes caeruleus), Eurasian Tree Sparrows (Passer montanus), Marsh Tits (Poecile palustris) and Coal Tits (Periparus ater). You can definitely take some nice photos there.

To meet the growing demand for top-of-the-line images of the rarer Palaearctic species, strives to expand the range of images of Western Palaearctic birds. Trips to near and far to take pictures of rare birds of the western Palearctic have been very successful. This beautiful picture of the blog is just a first impression of what you can find in the gallery in the “Picture Shop” very soon. Please leave a message if can provide a Picture.

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