Thursday, May 6, 2010

Practicing and Relaxing

I came home early from class today and found some gold finches at the feeders - eating sunflower seeds and pulling the cotton ball. I thought I would get my camera and just sit by the window for a while (opened, of course) and "practice shooting."
Well....I waited and I waited for almost an hour! The gold finches didn't return, but, in the meantime, a robin came close and could hear the "beep" of the camera focusing and he looked at me with such a scowl! I didn't realize robins had such great eyebrows!

The the house finches flew in and out - they were curious about the sound too.
I thought this was an interesting shot. It hasn't been edited to look like this. The background is the gravel in my driveway. The gray color really fit well with color of the feeder, etc., creating the monochromatic look which makes the red in this little guy really stand out!

Even though I didn't get shots of the gold finches, I did get some practice in and it was a very relaxing way to spend an hour at the end of the day.

I'm trying the "updated" blog editor. It seems to have reformatted my photos to fit - :( 
However, you can choose larger sizes for the photos now. If you'd like, you can click on them to get an enlarged view - Canon Rebel Xsi, 250mm lens F7.1, ISO 400.


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The end result is that you have some lovely shots for the time spent.

Diane said...

Thank you Ruth, you are always so encouraging. Have a good weekend!

Jayne said...

Very lovely shots Diane!