An optimal situation when backyard birding is to have feeders on a high porch right below a tree line. My photo of a male cardinal (shown above) taken in Deep Creek Lake was the result of such circumstances.
I laugh when I remember my first attempt at backyard bird photography. I would always train my camera on the feeders and be totally oblivious to what was going on in the trees above.
One can definitely get some good photos in and around feeders, but as time went on, I became frustrated as the feeder hardware took up most of the photos.
Then one snowy morning I looked up to see a woodpecker working its way up a pine tree. Read More