Wednesday, January 27, 2010

American Goldfinch

Here is another photo from my " Backyard Bird Series " I have decided to start. This one of a American Goldfinch. I now have up to 10 goldfinches at my feeders every morning and the numbers are slowly growing week by week. I wish for a better background here, I actually have a great setup for them, but they have not used it yet. I have a new setup for the Junco's as well and they have used it, but the weather has not cooperated, hopefully I will get a chance when the sun supposedly will re-appear on Saturday. Hope you like this one!

Image Data:
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 250
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dark - Eyed Junco

Here is a image taken this morning in my backyard. I have anywhere from 5 to 10 Dark-Eyed Juncos in my backyard every morning. I have been trying to find good perches and ways to get them on the perches for a couple of weeks now and have finally succeeded. While I am still looking for better perches I am glad that they are at least using the ones I have up! This was taken in the shade, so I added some fill flash to try and bring out some detail. I am hoping to get some sunlight for the next ones tomorrow. So, I hope you like it.

Image Data:
1/100s. | f/8 | ISO 200| Fill Flash
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rock on Beach - Acadia National Park, Maine

Here is an image taken back in October from my trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. This one was taken at Sand Beach. I am not sure if many will like it so I would love to hear your thoughts. I like it, but would like it even more, I think, if I had placed the rock more in the lower right corner. I converted it to B&W since the color version was boring. I made it out to the Fort Worth Nature Center on Monday to see what was around. I saw a lot of Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, some Goldfinches and I spent about an hour with some Cedar Waxwings waiting for them to perch in a good spot where I could get a clear photo of them, but did not have any luck. I saw very few ducks due to the lake still being frozen over from the arctic blast we had last week. The only species I saw were some Northern Shoveler's and I think some Pintail that were flying overhead. The weather is warmer and all ice has melted, so I am hoping to get back out there on Monday and see if I can find the Bobcat.
Anyway, I hope you like this image.

Image Data: 1/8's | f/22 | ISO 125
EF-S 17-55mm