Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Leftovers


These are some of the many photos I took a few months ago, but simply didn't have time to post. As you can tell by the leaf buds, these are from late winter/early spring. I like to try to stay current with my photos, but sometimes it's just impossible to get them all in before seasons change.


1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 800
Mourning Dove


1/320 sec. f/6.3 ISO 400
Song Sparrow


1/400 sec. f/8 ISO 500
American Goldfinch


1/400 sec. f/10 ISO 500
Downy Woodpecker (male)



45 comments:

Frank said...

Superb series Brian and great compositions.

Terri said...

So pretty- I'm in awe.

Karen said...

Great leftovers! I know what you mean, I still have bird shots from the winter!

From The Heart said...

These are beautiful!Thanks for sharing.

Andee said...

Great shots! So many pictures so little time.

TexWisGirl said...

love, love, love the monochrome in the first shot! ugh! makes me want to try a plain-and-simple graphite (pencil) drawing! :P

lenalima said...

AMO PÁSSAROS , BELAS IMAGENS!
ABRAÇO

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, I just love the dove and goldfinch shots. It's never too late for beautiful photos like these. Happy July 4th to you!

Adrienne said...

oh, that someday may my main course be as gourmet as your leftovers!!!

i stora drag said...

That was great leftovers you got!
The dove in the first one, looks so nice and soft. I also love the goldfinch!
Thanks for your comment!
Greetings Pia

Tanya Breese said...

oh they are all beautiful! i especially love the dove because they are my favorite :)

DeniseinVA said...

Brilliant photos and I am very happy you shared them.
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley leftovers ,Nette

Phil said...

I just love that puffed up Mourning Dove Brian. Thank you for posting your technical details - is that auto ISO?

mick said...

A great series of photos - the gold finch is especially beautiful.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

i enjoyed the b/w photo

Lindsjö taxar said...

Beautiful! Nice to have that left overs :-)

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrea said...

Your Mourning Dove looks very gray ... ours are tan in color. Interesting that they would be so different ... But beautiufl, especially on the gray fence. The others are beautiful shots as well ... who could not love the Gold Finch or the Downey ... but the song of the Song Sparrow is what makes him stand out ... I can almost hear it while looking at him. Have a great week, Brian :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

Brian, these are all gorgeous birds and photos. I really love the chunky dove.

barbara l. hale said...

What a treat! Glad you decided to post!

Debbie said...

these are so pretty....we all take WAY TOO many pictures, i understand not being able to keep up!!

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome!!!

Nita Davis said...

Fantastic photos! Glad you didn't keep them locked away. Have a great week.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

love the first pic... :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful leftovers. I have way too many photos I would like to show. It's always difficult to choose only a few.

Stewart M said...

Thats some set of left overs! These would be front and centre on my blog.

Thanks for the link to WBW.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Brain I wish my 'leftovers' were like yours!! I love the black and white 1st shot adn the yellow in the Goldfich is stunning. Margaret

Carole M. said...

each superb birds and photographs; the dove though is such a placid bird type I've found; it's an adorable photograph

Liz Needle said...

Your photos are just stunning. I wish my left overs were half as good. The grey dove is simply beautiful.

Ida said...

Thank you for sharing your "left-overs" as they were worth viewing.
Loved that fat or fluffy morning dove and of course the Gold Finch since that is WA state's official bird.

Leenie said...

More amazing work. You are a bird whisperer!

Marie said...

Wonderful shots! Glad you finally were able to get to them. Love that fluffy mourning dove!

Amy Burzese said...

Sometimes leftovers are better than the new. All great shots.

Ken Schneider said...

I love that monochrome Mourning Dove! You have found some very nice images in your computer's "attic."

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

The offset of focus/blur is very interesting. enJOYed

EG CameraGirl said...

Your leftovrs are wonderful!

MTWaggin said...

Still here but can't comment from the computer that I most often use. I love the black and white of the mourning dove and am reading all your posts!! Hope you haven't been flooded out in your neck of the woods!

Tricia Hays said...

Cool shots, Brian... the 1st birdie looks to have had its share of 'leftovers'! heheheee =)

Happy Independence Day!

pattisjarrett said...

All are great shots, but I love that fluffy dove!

Wally Jones said...

Superb quality images!
Thank you for sharing.
Hope your Independence Day weekend is going well!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful shots! Especially love the puffed-up dove. :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I know what you mean. I have been slowly going through my images and deleting many and I found a couple of folders the other day that said...use later...that was 2 years ago and I still missed the Spring season to use them for now...deep sigh! The birds are all very delightful! Happy week brian~

TheChieftess said...

Love that shot of the morning dove!!!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous series of images, Brian!
I'm interested in your settings too... I'm still hesitant to shoot above ISO 400 with the 7D. I seem to get a bit of noise... I'm wondering if it's the fact I'm still using the 55-250mm kit lens that came with my 1100D??