I entered a photo I took today of a cardinal.
To get this photo, i set up my camera on the inside of a window that has a bowl of seed on a railing about 2 feet away. The proximity is great, but i must hide myself and camera behind the curtains so i can move around without scaring the birds. The only thing they see is the lens... which they care nothing about. So it works out for all of us.
Today, i left the camera on the tripod all day, and would come over periodically throughout the day to see which birds were around (because i still work of course.) This photo was taken around noon-ish,
To me, birds are challenging to photograph because they just do ordinary things... sit, eat, fly away. Its hard to capture an interesting picture of a bird without scaring it off. So, it takes a lot of time and patience and eventually you will get a good picture. I've gotten a couple more interesting than this one, but the photo challenge required that we take the pick this month.
So, there you have it! The story behind the photo.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: 28-300mm 3.5-5.6
Focal Point: 190mm