- Aperture: ƒ/8
- Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
- Taken: 11 September, 2013
- Focal length: 300mm
- ISO: 400
- Shutter speed: 1/1600s
Sometimes it pays to bird in your ‘backyard.’ As people, we tend to take for granted what is in our proverbial backyard. We tend to think that travelling to other counties and states will yield ‘better’ birds. In some cases and seasons this is true. Yesterday, I stayed local and discovered a world of beauty […]
Desi and I went into the park looking for Blue Grosbeaks, but we came up empty. What we did find was this gorgeous Painted Bunting. Along the way we also discovered what appears to be a very young Eastern Phoebe.
Blue Jays, Cardinals, Titmice, and Chickadees singing overhead while a lonely baby Goldfinch hangs out in our front yard. Poor thing could barely fly and had little fear of us.
Worked last night and came home to a yard full of birds. I posted the newly arrived Dark-eyed Junco a day or two ago. The House Finch and Sparrow braved out most of the Montana winter here in Shelby.
Finally… a bird of a different feather has hit the yard. The first set of the season. It is dark and rainy but Desi must have heard something because the next thing I hear is “come look at this.” Our Dark-eyed Juncos have re-established themselves below the feeders. I grabbed the camera and snapped off […]
Always check your fence lines when moving down a dirt road. Never know what you might find. Took these today in Valier and Williamson Park just south of Shelby. Post by Eclectic Art of Nature.
A couple of weeks ago (03/29/14) Lake Francis had record numbers of Snow Geese. It can get tricky trying to photograph such large numbers with 600mm. I finally gave up on close-ups due to all the movement. Here is what I ended up with… the photos do not do it justice. The sound was extreme […]
I am an advocate of all things nature, but I am deathly allergic to bees. To capture a macro style shot of a bee can be quite a challenge when worried about being sent to the local ER. I decided to experiment with my photography using extension tubes and a long lens. I was pleasantly […]
Rough-legged Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco and Ring-billed gull… can you guess which is which? That is of course meant tongue in cheek. We finally got a shot of a Rough-legged Hawk without a fence barring my lens. The Junco was taken last October through the window. Braving a very frosty day. This common Ring-billed gull was […]