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Bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your camera.
 
Bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your camera.
 
 
#Build a feeder that forces the bird to perch at a set distance from the camera.
 
#Build a feeder that forces the bird to perch at a set distance from the camera.
 
 
#Site the feeder in sunlight but watch for the camera casting a shadow.
 
#Site the feeder in sunlight but watch for the camera casting a shadow.
 
 
#Leave the feeder out for a while without the camera so they get used to it.
 
#Leave the feeder out for a while without the camera so they get used to it.
 
 
#Use a bird cutout on a clothes peg to frame your shot.
 
#Use a bird cutout on a clothes peg to frame your shot.
   
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[[File:Feeder.jpg|thumb|Coat hanger feeder]]
 
[[File:Feeder.jpg|thumb|Coat hanger feeder]]
 
   
 
==Lazy CHDK Birding==
 
==Lazy CHDK Birding==

Revision as of 14:18, March 18, 2013

(Page under construction) This page describes how you can use CHDK to capture fotos and videos of birds.

Pose Your Birds

Bird feeders are a great way to attract birds to your camera.

  1. Build a feeder that forces the bird to perch at a set distance from the camera.
  2. Site the feeder in sunlight but watch for the camera casting a shadow.
  3. Leave the feeder out for a while without the camera so they get used to it.
  4. Use a bird cutout on a clothes peg to frame your shot.

Here is a very simple feeder made from coat hanger wire and an old bottle top.

Feeder
Coat hanger feeder
DwsubcAdded by Dwsubc

Lazy CHDK Birding

This is a very easy way to get great bird fotos from your CHDK camera.

  1. Set up your feeder as above with your camera near it on a tripod.
  2. Turn on Mute in your Canon menu to prevent scaring the birds.
  3. Lock the subject distance using CHDK menu>Enhanced Photo Operations>Override Subject Distance.
  4. Load script "interval.lua" and set interval to 1 second.
  5. Start script running.

CHDK will start taking fotos which you can sort thru to find any goodies like these.


Useful Scripts

DaveCam - Video events recorder that records all bird visits and combines all visits into a single file.

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