Winter this year is not cooperating so far as in giving me beautiful white landscapes. With barely any snow on the ground at all, I’ve had to be very creative when out in the field.
I went to Reinstein Park recently and saw another photographer shooting by the bird feeders. I had nothing to lose, in fact did have extra time that day, so I went close by to see what I could capture with my camera. In a matter of about 10 minutes I got lucky. Never did see a Red-Bellied Woodpecker that the other photographer was waiting for, but I did manage to shoot some other birds.
First up is an American Goldfinch. What this bird is doing here now I have no idea. These birds migrate and are not supposed to be here at this time of year. I was stunned to see this bird and at first did not believe it was an American Goldfinch. It is. I checked.
Then I saw a bird I’ve never seen before. The man next to me when I questioned him told me it was a Common Wren. He was wrong. I checked. This bird is called a Common Redpoll. Just goes to show you how many birds I don’t know on sight and how easy it is to mistake one bird for another.
This next bird is a Bluejay. How much more perfect could I have gotten while shooting this bird? I could have said to myself, “That’s only a Bluejay. They are so common here, so it’s no big catch.” Oh would I have missed out on a lot and you too! The composition is amazing! And no, I did not play in the editing room. This image is exactly as I saw it.
The next bird I attempted to capture gave me quite the chase. A Nuthatcher caught my eye but man this guy was tough to photograph. He did not stay still for long, believe you me! When I shot this picture coming up, it’s not the best composition, but I’ll take it!
That’s it for birds. Next up are some attempts on my part to play with my artistic abilities. Don’t ask me the “all” of what I did, because I really couldn’t tell you. I just kept on going until I was satisfied with the results. The very last image took me a long time to edit. It just wouldn’t “come in” easily. Just as I was putting the finishing touches on it, Hubby, not even looking to see that I was in the middle of brain surgery, says, “Honey, look what I got in the mail today.” And proceeded to put a Judy Garland CD in my face. *sigh” Hubby, put your glasses on, please!
Ring of Ice
May your day be a really great one today!! Thank you for stopping by to view manifestations from my heart’s passion for my camera.
Photography/ “Heart’s Passion” / Jan. 2019©AmyRose Photography
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