Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Here is a image of a common Squirrel that I took while at the Nature Center a couple of weeks ago. These squirrels may look cute, but put them in front of some bird feeders and they will clean them out really fast! I have a couple in my yard that I have to battle to keep off my feeders, very tough fight to fight. I have one hummingbird diligently visiting my yard every day now, so tomorrow morning I will try to get some shots. Stay tuned!

Image Data:
1/500s. | f/5.6 | ISO 640
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Red-Wing Blackbird

Well, I did not make it back out to the Nature Center yesterday as I had hoped to get some more painted bunting images, hopefully I can get out very soon though. Here is a shot that I got at the reservoir last week. It was a unsuccessful trip, not much hanging around there right now. I did get this shot of a red wing blackbird who was being very noisy. He let me get very close and I was able to get these neat early evening clouds as a background. Hope you like it.

Image Data;
1/1600s. | f/8 | ISO 400 | Fill Flash
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Painted Bunting

Here is a shot from yesterday afternoon, taken at the Fort Worth Nature Center of a Painted Bunting. This is my first decent image of a painted so I am very pleased! There were about 4 painted buntings visiting the birdwatching courtyard, 2 males and 2 females, and they came very close. I am anticipating many more images of them this summer. Unfortunately, there is only one decent perch in range of my lens that they land on ( the one pictured ), and I wish there were a few more. Anyway, hope you like this one.

Image Data:
1/100s. | f/5.6 | ISO 640 | Fill Flash