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Photographing titmice


I do quite a bit of wildlife photography so I spend a lot of time looking at a variety of birds through the viewfinder of my cameras. My concentration is on all the technical aspects of photography: focus, exposure, composition, etc. It doesn’t matter if the bird is a cardinal, a sparrow or a finch.

But when I get a Tufted Titmouse in the viewfinder I tend to laugh. The large, round eyes, small bill and brushy crest give the bird a permanent “surprised” expression on its face.

Maybe it’s just me.