Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tiny Bird, Tiny Snowflake

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 800

Did you find the snowflake on the tip of the chickadee's beak?

Carolina Chickadee

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here's Looking At You

Male Downy Woodpecker

Male House Finch

European Starling

Male Northern Cardinal

Female Northern Cardinal

Mourning Dove

Blue Jay

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker

Today's Tip:
When taking frontal shots of wildlife, focus on the eyes, not the nose, mouth, or beak.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Makin' A Mess

1/125 sec. f/8 ISO 1000

1/20 sec. f/2.4 ISO 50

The last photo shows the scant remains of a starling after it was killed and eaten by one of the Cooper's Hawks. Other than feathers, the only parts left were the head and beak in the center of the photo. This took place in the backyard just a few feet from the feeders. Unfortunately, I wasn't home at the time so I didn't get any shots other than this one of the mess. It hasn't hurt the starling population any, either, much to my dismay.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014


1/160 sec. f/8 ISO 100

While at my favorite heron lake early one morning, I spied these two fellow photogs on the other side of the lake. I had never seen them before. It's actually rare to see other photographers at this lake and even rarer to see big lenses. I was standing among some trees on the shoreline where it would have been difficult for these two to see me. I couldn't help but play camera sniper for a moment.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nom, Nom, Nom

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 1600

1/100 sec. f/8 ISO 1600

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 1600

Northern Cardinals