SOOC (Straight Out Of the Camera)


A Flamingo

Flamingo from the Nashville Zoo

Straight from the camera.  Unaltered.  Pure photography?  Well there is software in the camera that adjusts color so how pure are we talking?  We see the photographs on a computer before printing, there is all kinds of color adjustments, color look up tables, differences in screens….  Hard to see the purity here.




Humming Birds in West Tennessee

While visiting the in laws in Ripley, TN I photographed some Ruby Throat-ed humming birds at my mother in law’s feeders.

Backyard Bird Photography on the Cheap

I recently purchased an inexpensive radio remote for my Nikon D90.  The infrared unit I had would not reach through a window into my backyard.  So $24.00 later I purchased one off Amazon.  Actually I purchased two, one being incorrect for my model of camera.  I kept it as the transmitter is the same as the correct unit and having a spare is never a bad idea.


The reason I wanted a radio remote trigger is my bird feeders in the back yard are full of Finches… Gold and House variety as well as a smattering of other birds.  My current lens collection only goes to 300 mm and I wanted a better “birds eye” view of my backyard visitors.  So I have set up my camera about 12 feet from the feeders, generally in the mornings, and have been taking some pictures remotely.  It is not as accurate as looking through the viewfinder myself but the photos of the birds are much cleaner and closer.

Here are some examples…..


There are some bonuses to this kind of capture.  One is you can do it comfortably from a chair in your house, nice in colder weather.  A pair of binocs is nice to make sure that is an actual bird on your feeder.  The neighbors don’t notice you wandering around your backyard with a camera which gets you less weird looks.

If you have the money you can buy a 300.00 remote trigger with live view directly from Amazon or eBay. This is more expensive but it shows you what the camera is seeing.  My feeders are right outside my window in my dining room.  And my dining room doubles my home office at the moment…..

Here we have today’s bird photo.  This will keep me entertained until it is warmer and going outside to photograph something is not such a chilly idea.  Until next time people, peace.




Here is the link to the remote trigger for D90

Neewer Wireless Shutter Release For Nikon D5100, D3100, D7000, D5000, D90