January 8, 2013
This was unplanned. I had already set up everything for today's picture. My new AGFA Close-Up Macro Filter Kit had just arrived at home and I was ready to experiment a bit with it. I only had to have some lunch before spending some time taking the pictures. Normally, I would not have brought my camera to the local grocery store, but since I started this Project 365 I got the habit of having the camera always with me.
On the way back I noticed that one of the trees was hosting some little guests. I am not into bird photography in general but in this case the contrast of the white of the snow, the red of the rowans and the brown of the birds captured me. I only had my 50mm lens with me, so I had to get pretty close to them to get any decent shot, but they seemed not to notice me. At the end I took more than one hundred pictures, trying different settings, until my hands got frozen.
I will play with the filters tomorrow.
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