I was so surprised to look out and see the red flash! A Downy Woodpecker arrived and hung around until I could get my camera! (I have envied my Minnesotian friends who have so many throughout the winter!) And, by the way, it is Jayne's recipe that kept him interested! :) This first picture was taken through my window - I figured one shot through a window was better than none. Then I opened the window, and sure enough, he flew into the trees. I don't know how far the trees are from my kitchen window or how high up he flew, but believe me, it is far! Wondering what kind of photo I could get at that distance, I shot - leaning my body against the window casing.
"Not bad," I thought! When I looked back at the feeders, to my greater delight...
the first pine sisken of the year!
They are so cute!
Yesterday, a northern flicker was in the yard for about 5 seconds. How handsome they are in flight!
I've been buried in studies and loving every word and assignment, but, not much time for blogging, I'm afraid. I am thankful to catch the few moments today to enjoy taking pictures of new birds. But, I'd better hit the books, now!
Once upon a time, one year ago, I took the above photo. It was a sunny day, believe it or not, and I remember being pleased (somewhat) with the photo. I want to say that I had a love/hate relationship with my Canon Power Shot A430 (big name for a little point and shoot). You all cheered me on and, I am thankful for the photos I could get with it (but was never totally happy with them).
Oh yeah! It was even raining at the moment I took these shots!
I was having a blast getting the first shots with the Canon Rebel with 250mm lens - I couldn't get the flash card into the computer fast enough!
I LOVE IT! ! ! WOW! These pictures are only cropped - no other editing - I am absolutely thrilled! So, now begins the fun!
ps. Just thought you would like to know, that based on my success last quarter, which you all were a part of (official grade - 4.0 in Eng.101), I got brave and registered for two classes this quarter - Art101 and Psychology101 - both online. Thank you all for cheering me on! Boy! I just thought, it is it going to be difficult to focus on studies with this camera sitting on my desk! (no pun intended)
I was born and raised on the east coast of Canada. I was a "stay-at-home" mom for 30 years with 6 wonderful children. I live each day with the incredible joy of knowing that God has created all things and He has packed every living thing with amazing potential, and I have just begun the journey to find out what my own potential is!