Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Contrasts

I took all these photos on the same day this month. Some of the trees were showing buds and the birds were spring singing. But looks can be deceiving. While the little birds were enjoying the blue sky, the waterfowl were dealing with ice. By the way, if anyone can help identify the bird in the second photo, it would be appreciated. I believe it to be a warbler of some kind.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Pancake Sunset

This is the first photo I've posted that was taken with my new Canon 40mm "pancake" lens. I haven't had the opportunity to use it much, but will be shooting with it exclusively in the near future.

1/60 sec. f/11 ISO 100

You can see why the lens is called a "pancake". It barely extends beyond the grip of my camera. The lens makes for a lightweight, unobtrusive rig and it has a close focus distance of eleven inches. I'm anxious to find out what it can do.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Through The Branches

1/500 sec. f/7.1 ISO 250

These branches are in the foreground. You can see where they cross the wings.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Feather For My Darling?

This feather was offered to help line the nest these starlings were building in the hollow of a tree.

 1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 200

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013