So, more photos.......
How about this one? I call it "Bird in a Box 1".
It is an dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis), subspecies Oregon junco. Very plentiful around here in the winter and very obvious as they fly way, flashing their outer white tail feathers.
For those of you wanting details about how the photo was taken, well, here you go:
1. Catch the bird - I never said that this would be easy! Luckily, I have enough nery birdy friends that I have ready access to mist nets and captured birds.
2. Put bird into box - one something like this, although I do recommend removing the cat first. I also added a black drop cloth to the back, hence the black background.
3. Add front cover and insert camera lens through slit. I used a wide angle lens (12-24mm) with my Nikon D80, with a macro ring flash attached.
4. Ensure bird does not escape while trying to get camera set up in the right position.
5. Swear a little (or a lot, if the bird does keep escaping) and keep muttering under your breath about how much you "love" photography.
5. Take photo - f9, 1/80, ISO 400, camera on a tripod, with flash - keeping fingers firmly crossed.
6. Release rather annoyed bird.
7. Fix all the problems with Photoshop.
8. Revel in the glory of your new status of photography god!