Where: Goode, VA • Bedford County, VA
Equipment: Canon EOS D20 with 100-400mm Zoom L Series Lens with Image Stabilizer • Manfroto Tripod • two 33' shutter release cables • 8' step ladder • Dog House Blind
Exposure: Shutter Speed = 1/125 • Aperture = f 8.0 • Exposure Mode = Aperture Priority • Lens (Focal) Length = 190 mm • ISO = 800 • Aprox. Camera Distance = ~12 Feet • Date Shot: 07-11-06
Notes: This bird always brings back fond memories of my youth, I once tried to raise a fledgling Gray Catbird chick when I was about 10 years old. Earlier this season I had been ready to shoot another nest, but to my disappointment, a thunder storm knocked it out of the tree the night before I was going to begin taking pictures. The adults from this shoot were surprisingly sceptic to have me anywhere near the nest. Even at well over 40 feet away and behind a hedge row, I had to set up a blind before they return to feeding their young instead of fussing at me.
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