One of my favorite things to do on a beautiful weekend day is to sit outside with my zoom lens and try to capture photos of birds.
I love feeling the sun on my skin while I listen to their little chatter and the fluttering of wings, while the little birds swoop to perching places or to glean some seed from the feeders.
Sometimes I have a book with me but yesterday, it was just me and the camera and a cup of tea.
Ok. It was a glass of chardonnay. But the tea sounded much more proper, didn’t it?
I’ve always wanted to be proper . . .
Above we have a tufted titmouse.
We all know what this is. Cardinals are rather shy, I think.
These photos aren’t all that, really. I was sitting as close as I could to the feeder without spooking the birds, but it still isn’t close enough and my Nikon 70-300mm lens was fully extended to take these shots.
A female . . .
and a male house finch enjoying a beautiful day in our backyard.
I believe my husband’s got the right idea here with this shot he took today. He cleaned the windows of the breakfast nook and took this with the Quantaray 70-300mm lens, which he prefers over the Nikon. (I think if he had used the Nikon, the photo would have been sharper).
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Thanks for coming by. Hope you have a great day.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .