Action!

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This squirrel is ready for battle … this is MY food!

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Midair fight … notice the birdseed flying in the air ….

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OH-OH … this Red-Winged Blackbird means business!

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Well.  It looks like some know how to be peaceful.

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WATCH OUT!  Here comes the chipmunk demanding his share!

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OH-OH!  These guys are not taking no for an answer!  Poor squirrel ….

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Gee nice to see some know how to share.

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Will she or will she not kick the male out demanding her share??? ….

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All photos taken with my new EF 100-400mm lens through my dining room window.  I’m still learning how to resize RAW photos and not loose the exceptional quality of the RAW image.  These pictures here are my best effort yet.  And as you can see, our backyard does get a lot of action.  I need to start buying more feeders!!  It’s getting crowded back there!!

Photography/ “Action”/ April 2018©AmyRose
http://www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

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53 thoughts on “Action!

    1. Just sitting in front of the window with my camera I was completely blown away by the action that I saw. I usually don’t stop to watch the bird feeders but now that I have I’m going to buy more feeders for the backyard. Not only do I have the birds that you saw and more going to those feeders but, I also have hummingbirds and orioles that will soon be coming. My backyard at times is like a busy highway it just is so busy! Much LOVE to you this day! 💖🌹💖

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      1. You remind me of my blogger friend Deb who also has squirrels and various birds come feed from the feeders in her backyard. And apparently now she has a family of deer visit too. So special. Enjoy your busy wildlife Highway Amy. 💖🙂

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    1. Why thank you, David! Nature is fascinating, although I was a bit taken aback regarding the aggression I saw in these birds and critters. I’m putting up more feeders! Maybe then everyone can get along. Ya think? 😎

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I’m still experimenting with this new lens and how best to save pictures taken in RAW. It’s a learning experience. And yes our backyard is busy … these pictures are only a small example of the overall visitors we do get. Happy Weekend to you! 🌸

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    1. Thank you, Dan! I really was amazed at the action I saw before my eyes. As I have told several people I am going to be putting up more feeders than there are now. Hopefully that will keep the aggression down to a minimum. Hoping you are having a good day, and again welcome home! 💖🌹💖

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  1. Hi Amy 🙂 That was fun!! Thank you for a glimpse of the action in your backyard. 🙂 It is clearly a popular spot and everyone is hungry! I imagine that the birds and other animals are feeling the effects of the colder than normal spring like we are. They have to eat and move to keep their body temperatures up. Normally, by now, they would be getting a little help from Nature with the temperature rise. Love, blessings and happy bird, squirrel and chipmunk watching. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Oh, yes, Sarah, my backyard is very popular, with only a small part shown here. Brief story …. It took me 3 years to entice Orioles to my backyard. I actually put orange slices on trees in hopes they would come. I was told they are very choosey where they nest and eat and I believe it! Finally, success! Now they share a feeder with Hummingbirds AND they nest on our wild part of our property. Believe me, I am really honored and I would swear the same Orioles come back each year, same goes for all the birds who are here. Word is out that there is good food here! Well this year I will be getting additional feeders for all the birds and squirrels and chipmunks. Unfortunately it is again freezing here with high winds. My Heart goes out to the wildlife who by this time should have new growth to eat. Much Love to you!! 💝

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    1. Only the best here, Gigi! In watching all the action I now have decided to buy more feeders for the Boston Orioles, Hummingbirds and all other birds and critters as well. Even deer and rabbits take advantage of what I put out to eat. And I make sure my gardens are sprayed with Invisible Fence so they do not eat my flowers, which they do. Happy Weekend to you! 💝

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  2. Such fun photos! How I miss wildlife in my yard. My part time tomcat (full time spoiled boy) is death on anything that moves. Brings me his defeathered offerings as a sign of love. Breaks my heart, but he’s so proud of himself.

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    1. I know right? As much as I LOVE living here the down side of things are deer and rabbits love to munch on my flowers. I run like a maniac at times with Invisible Fence (a natural spray that they don’t like). The only thing there when it rains it washes off …. I also used to have cats that ruled our backyard who brought down birds no matter how much I scolded them. I have had many a gift left at my door or in my gardens. I have the Queen Huntress right now indoors in our home when she decided to come live with us. Once in, that’s it. I’ve had too many fatalities and close calls because of the outdoors here. OH how I wish we lived in a place where it was “safe” for our cats to go out. Hope you are having a great weekend!! 🐾

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  3. Your photos are excellent, Amy and they tell the wonderful story of your backyard drama. Congrats on your new lens– your images shine with it. I find that resizing images in Lightroom upon export effectively scales it down without a great deal of loss on clarity.

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    1. Jane, thank you so much both for the compliment on my photography and for the tip on Lightroom. I mostly use Photoshop and I am beginning to learn how to edit in RAW Camera and then import into the main editing room and from their resize to export. I believe Lightroom works the same way if I am not mistaken. But I will have to at least try it now because you have my curiosity. I do want my photographs to look the very best possible. The possibilities with this new lens that I have are endless. I am like one excited little kid right now! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Again, I am very grateful to you! 💖🌹💖

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      1. Lightroom, for me is the best organizational and editing tool out there. The latest update has some great new features, too. It handles the RAW files upon import and you can also use plug-ins like Nik or Luminar. And of course, PS.

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      2. Awesome! Now I really will check it out! I used to use Lightroom all the time but then I got so involved with Photoshop. Unfortunately my next post I already did in Photoshop but the one after that I will definitely use Lightroom. If your photography is any indication of what Lightroom can do I am there I am so there! Thank you so much! 💝💝💝

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  4. Great shots AR! You have quite the animal farm going on there 🙂 Love it. I couldn’t live anywhere but in the country it is so much in my blood…These critters become a way of life. Looks like you’re having fun with your camera! Go for it. Have a great weekend. Thanks for sharing..Snow tomorrow Oh no!!!! .Hugs…VK ❤

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    1. THANK YOU, VK!! I was amazed by all the action I did see. That’s only part of the story that you saw here. I am having some fun but would just LOVE to have this weather WARM up so I could have much more fun. Very cold here again with high winds and ice/snow forecasted. Stay warm, friend!! 😎

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    1. It aint too warm yet, Mark, and staying that way. In fact, right now it is freezing rain outside and very windy. I did manage however, to crawl through my gardens yesterday and found some Gifts. That post should be (might be) up tomorrow. I have to do something to keep my mind off of this weather that is driving me bananas!!! 😉

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      1. We are almost at the midpoint of Autumn heading into our Winter and suffering 30C (86F) temperatures…would you like a degree or two? 😀
        Of course now that I have said that the bottom will fall out of this late burst of Summer and start getting serious 😀 ❤

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    1. They are desperate for food, Val. Spring this year has been horrid and new growth and such has been very slow in forthcoming. These poor critters are surviving in very cold temps, whipping winds, and snow and ice. Our Spring has been sooooooooo cold! 😒

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  5. Great display of wonderful wildlife!! You have a very full yard and it is so nice to see – almost like a nature reserve!! Great shots – love the birds in action, and more feeders would certainly bring more guests – and more great photos!! Much love to you!! Donna

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    1. We do have a very full yard, believe you me. And what you saw is only part of the story, Donna! I feel so sorry for these critters and birds this year because our Spring has been miserably cold and the new growth and such is very slow in coming forth. I hope you have a great day today! Much Love to you!! 💞

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      1. It’s been a really long winter here in the UK too – they say the longest one for a long time. We’ve got bird feeders in the back – helps them out a lot!!

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    1. The detail on that squirrel intrigued me, especially his hands. I wish I could find a theme that shows ALL my pictures full screen. If I published only one picture posts, then I’d be OK. But I don’t. That’s the way things go, I guess! 😘

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  6. Oh my, I adore this to pieces. It’s like when I was a kid and read the funnies on Sunday. Sunday should be a day to enjoy some warm and fuzzy humor.
    I also like your gorgeous photo shopped pic that hubby was not so hip on. However, no matter what you went through, that blue heron pic is a sapphire, a gem in my opinion. 💎 💎💎 Okay, I’m off for a dose of D!!! xoxo

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  7. Amazing beautiful photos from your life, dear Amy 😀
    It is really nice to see, how animals can find out sharing too.

    Have you ever thought about making a fenced area, where your beautiful cats can visit in safety?
    Those are very popular in several countries, because we can decide to only let them out there, when we also can keep an eye after them, if they need us.
    Much love to you ❤

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