Nature Images - LarryDoucet
Winter Reflections
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Chickadee on a Pastel Background

A study in blurred backgrounds. One of the things I love about taking pictures with a long lens (500-600mm) is what you can do with the background. This little guy was sitting on a log that had heavy scrub about 2 meters behind him. One of the things I don't like about that size of lens is how heavy it is and how hard to stabilize. I took this from a prone position about 4 meters from my subject. I let the ground help me stabilize the lens and the wide open aperture blurred out the background nicely.