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.

30 comments:

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Wow... Great shots Brian! You are very lucky, they are giving you pose to click..:)

Carole M. said...

all fabulous shots; you've been saving some up Brian!!

Tanya Breese said...

superb!!! and you sure know your birds!

Montanagirl said...

Super nice photos, Brian - very nice close-up images.

TexWisGirl said...

the last one made me laugh! such a cute set! really great. :)

Karen said...

Love the "full frontals" Brian!

Chris Rohrer said...

I like your series of birds here. That snow must make the colorful birds snap into focus!:)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos, Brian! Love the last one. So cute!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful shots- they all look a bit tired of the cold, don't they?!

Debbie said...

gorgeous brian, the dove was my favorite but it was close with the woodpecker finishing second!!

Andrea said...

So what is it that has them looking so intently at you ... are you wielding bird seed or worms? This is a great post, Brian ... and perfectly titled. Such fun you have ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Indrani said...

Wow! All of them looking straight into your camera. :)
Great series!

cobie en bas van Es said...

Je hebt er een goede relatie mee,ze kijken je allemaal vol vertrouwen aan.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The quote from Casablanca..."Here's Looking at You, kid"...or something like that. Such an apropos blog title. Gotta LOVE 'em all.

barbara l. hale said...

Fantastic shots! I am not sure why, but I think birds look kind of goofy when they look straight at you, especially that finch for some reason.

KL said...

How did you make them pose for you? Here, they are not standing still for even a second. Even at the fastest shutter speed, I get a blur picture. Do I have to tell that these shots are extraordinary?

Mersad said...

Pristine shots. Each one lends itself to great discussion, and I just kept looking at them for a long time. They really drive you in.

eileeninmd said...

Brian, these are all awesome photos. I just love the looks on the birds faces, especially the last Redbellied shot. Well done!

Nancy J said...

Every one a true winner, my favourite, " Mourning Dove" those soft colours are delicate, and suit the name so well. Cheers, Jean.

Grampy said...

Enjoy the face on shots. Tougher to capture. Fine work.

Grampy said...

Enjoy the face on shots. Tougher to capture. Fine work.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are all such pretty photos and so neat that each bird is looking at you.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Brain these shots takes my breath away. Stunning close ups

Kristi Bowman said...

I love them all, and they sure are all looking right at you!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You have the most amazing bird karma! Not only do you find these beauties but you also get them to pose just for you ;>>> That last shot of the woodpecker is so totally adorable.... they're all wonderful though.

bailey-road.com said...

Such wonderful close up shots!

edenhills said...

Your photography is just incredible. These are all amazing shots.

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome captures!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Stunning photos of each bird!

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shots!!!