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Bird Photography Tips — Feeder Setups for Bird Photography in Your Yard (preview)

©Ethan Meleg Blue jay photographed on a perch placed over a feeder setup. I chose a perspective so the bird would stand out against a background of snow. Gear: Canon 1D Mark IV, EF 500mm lens Settings: ƒ4@1/3200 sec., ISO 200

©Ethan Meleg
Blue jay photographed on a perch placed over a feeder setup. I chose a perspective so the bird would stand out against a background of snow.
Gear: Canon 1D Mark IV, EF 500mm lens
Settings: ƒ4@1/3200 sec., ISO 200

Attracting birds to a feeder setup in your yard is an easy and effective way to get close to birds for photography. It takes some planning and up-front work to develop a good setup, but once in place it’s simple to maintain and you can shoot right at home during your spare time. I recently bought a new house and you can probably guess that my first project was to get an incredible bird photography feeder setup going! Read on to find out how …

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