Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday Critters ~ 114 ~

I have a lot of frequent flyers in my backyard. 
Each bird, has a different personality.
Many birds that visit are of the grab and go variety, many linger forever, 
often sitting right in the feeder itself.

So if I want to capture an image of a particular bird, I know exactly how much time I have.
If I am sitting and have the wrong lens on the camera, 
I wouldn't bother getting up for a Woodpecker or Cardinal .
But if a Bluejay, Chickadee or Sparrow comes,
I can run around the room, find the camera, 
put the memory card in, change the lens and still get an awesome picture.
You getting my drift!!

I've been home a lot, hanging with the birds,
here are a few of my favorite images from the thousands I have taken.

Female House Sparrow

Female House Sparrow

Female Downy Woodpecker

 
Female Downy Woodpecker

Male House-Finch

Female House-Finch

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee

White-Breasted Nuthatch

White-Breasted Nuthatch

 Yellow Rumped Warbler

Pick a favorite if you like, I would love to know which bird you fancy most!
The Female House Sparrow images were my favorites, #1 and #2!

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32 comments:

  1. Fantastic shots, Debbie! you should have these complied into a bird watchers book! I still love the male House Finch best just because he's colourful but your first couple of shots are amazing!
    Enjoy your day!

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  2. Your photos are wonderful. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.

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  3. All stunning captures Debbie, you sure know how to shoot them in wonderful ways. Your second photo is very remarkable too! Such expression in it.

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  4. These are so beautiful, they take my breath away! I see them flitting around, but I can really study their beauty through your images! My favorite is the first shot of the wren. Second, would be the tufted titmouse. I love their elegant look. Do you mind sharing what lens you use? Do you shoot using shutter speed setting and use a tripod? I've never been able to get good bird pictures. It would be fun to work on that.

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    1. all of the images are taken handheld. i have a nikon that i use as a point and shoot....i don't know anything about shutter speed!!! the birds come in very close to the window, i use a 300mm zoom lens!! my pictures are not protected on-line if you would ever like to use one for wallpaper on your computer or really any other reason. i always hope other people can enjoy them!!!!!

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    2. Thank you, Debbie! They are gorgeous. My bird feeder is not close to the window, therefore when I want a picture I have to go outside. They hear and see me and fly away! I've tried sitting very still and waiting for them to come back, but they have more patience than I do!

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  5. These are gorgeous! All of them have great bokeh! The first female Downy photo is one of the best I've ever seen! Very nice, Debbie!

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  6. These are awesome, Debbie! I wish my camera would capture this well.

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  7. ✿‿⎠
    É bom ver tantos pássaros.
    Aqui predomina o pardal.

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ╰✿╯

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  8. Hello Debbie, your bird photos are gorgeous. I only have a mobile phone camera and I will never be able to get such beautiful close up photos. I can only admire your photos. Not able to pick a favourite, everyone of them is equally great!

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  9. Debbie a wonderful selection of gorgeous birds. Have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Hello Debbie!:) The beauty of these images is beyond belief, I am in awe of them all. Your Nuthatch photos are much better than mine!!:) The White Breasted Nuthatch is a real beauty, and I have only just realized that I should have titled mine as a Eurasian Nuthatch. The first image of the female Downy Woodpecker is stunning,... perhaps my favourite, but it's really hard to choose.:)

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  11. Oh, Debbie ~ these are so beautiful. I truly love the first one best, though.
    You have the "eye", girl. :)

    xoxo

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  12. Hello Debbie!
    Your photos are beautiful. I am delighted with them.
    Milwa Sunday for You and Your Husband.
    Kisses and greetings.

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  13. Great set of photos! I like the House Finch best, because of the red.

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  14. I think the Titmouse pics are my favourites,only because we don't see them here,but the Chickadee is my all time favourite bird.

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  15. The sunlight on these magnificent birds is outstanding....beautifully composed!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful images at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!!! Hope to see you again, soon. Your posts are valued bird photography.

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  16. really liked the female downy and the sweet nuthatch, too.

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  17. Cute birds, are accurate Debbie.Male House-Finch. i like it :))
    Good weekend, Debbie.
    Besos.

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  18. Wonderful pictures, again! I like the little nuthatch.

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  19. Oh you are so lucky having so many different birds visit.
    OK my faves are the Chickadees, I love their colouring and fat round bodies and pretty little faces!
    We don't make have them in New Zealand.
    You're certainly spoilt for choice Debbie and they're all gorgeous!

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  20. These photos are spectacular. I like them all. I do find the Black Capped Chickadee a beautiful one. It's very difficult to choose. I just love them all. Blessings for show the beauty of God's creations. Hugs~

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  21. Hello Debbie, I have a hard time picking a favorite. Wonderful variety of yard birds. They are all AWESOME photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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  22. I love your amazing bluejay pictures!!

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  23. It is so nice that you put the names of the birds with the pictures, I love birds but have no clue what their names are except for more common ones. I think you do a wonderful job of capturing them and I like to see all kinds of birds but I will have to say the poses you captured in the woodpecker were very cool!!

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  24. I had to smile at your knowledge of whether or not to bother looking for the camera for a photo opportunity. I can certainly see why these are your favorites. Beautiful!

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  25. Great photos! It's sometimes hard to get a good vantage point, etc but your shots are wonderful!

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  26. We have quite a few sparrows but I haven't captured them like you have here in your fabulous pics.

    All the best Jan

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  27. Great shots of our little friends! I love those White-Breasted Nuthatches so much.
    ~

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  28. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I have to say the Yellow-rumped Warbler. They are feisty "big" for their small size! I enjoy seeing that little sun-dappled bird at "his" bowl of peanut butter, and watching him defend his territory.

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