Bird seed works just as well.
Yesterday was the first beautiful day we have had in what seems like eternity but maybe it was only a month or so. Who can remember? I took out my camera with a zoom lens and a tripod to take bird pictures. I plunked down a chair and set it all up. Seeing the beautiful bird pictures that MyWorld and SkyWatch bloggers have posted has been inspiring. So, there I was all set up, patiently waiting and no birds. I realized there was no seed in the feeders which might have explained why the birds weren't there. I filled up those babies and in came the birds. I set my camera for sunny f16 just like the book told me to do and snapped away. Most of my pictures were very disappointing. I went back out and tried some different settings. Still not much luck. In total frustration I gave up and went inside. I swear pictures come out better when I don't try so hard. Maybe I'll just stick my head in the bird seed.
For some of those inspiring pictures by people who know how to use their camera equipment, check out MyWorldTuesday. Any birders who want to leave helpful hints, please do. Really. Please.