First Year... First Photos

My kids got me involved with them this year for the first time in "Bird Watch". We went out and bought a feeding station and were amazed at how many and how often the birds visited us during the day. It has become part of our routine now to set out food each morning. With the feeding station close to the house it gave opportunities for some photography too. My standard lens was rubbish so I invested in a 150- 600 zoom lens and it just took my opportunities to a whole new level. I am not in any way an expert but I am learning and would appreciate any hints or tips to improve my photos. I have attached a few that I have taken so far.

  • Welcome Ratz from up in Caithness at the very top of Scotland, what a wonderful hobby to find! For a beginner, your pictures are beautiful, lovely and clear. I am no photographer but others who are and know all about equiptment, I am sure will pass on some advice to you. Hope you continue to enjoy your new hobby and continue to share with us your photos and stories. Good luck.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • All photos are beautiful. Thank you for this thread.

  • Welcome from N Yorkshire Ratz like Catlady I know nowt about cameras but is great to see more people taking an interest in wildlife and even better when kids get involved


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Hello Ratz, welcome to the forum from the West Midlands, and you've some brilliant photos there, and the lens will give you almost limitless boundaries with photography.

    Out of curiosity, I wonder what camera you're using with the lens?


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