In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds
My dad was famous for giving me items that I could seldom use. I could never quite figure out his gift at my baby shower – an old tool he found that I probably needed while creating the nursery. A reamer. Really, dad?
But there are many things he did give me that I will always be thankful for. He was pretty good at photography, long before DSLR cameras. He taught me about ISO – when it dealt with film (actual film) speed. A tripod. And a table tripod.
I remembered the table tripod recently when I realized the new macro lens I bought was ultra-sensitive to movement. How was I ever going to capture the birds in the feeder with my shaky hands?
I figured out how to attach the table tripod to my camera’s body. I realized I could take closeup shots of the birds in the Stained Glass Birdfeeder from INSIDE (the dirty windows aren’t in the field of focus – yea!!)
And just look at this!
The visitors to the feeder are very efficient – leaving me very little time to focus and shoot! In fact, this cardinal was a one-time visitor, and I was lucky enough to capture him.
It’s not the best of shots, and I do realize that I need lots more practice with this lens. But I’m so happy with this shot.