Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A New Perspective

Getting my usual, head shots of the birds is getting kind of easy for me, too easy.
~ True Story ~
I decided to challenge myself a little, 
and see what I could capture in one of the other trees in the yard.
All of the other trees are pretty far off from the window.
My friend Brian encouraged me about this topic, 
saying that 
"adding more of the natural environment is better than just a head shot". 
I agree, I like the special element it adds to the picture.

Let me know what you guys think...

 Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red Winged Black Bird 

Robin Red Breast

Mourning Dove

One more of the Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I found these images harder to capture than the close-ups.
Primarily because these trees are so much further from the feeders.
The birds don't seem to land and hang out here.

And although I like these, I think I need something about half way, these seem way too far away!!
Hey Chuck, can you plant me a few trees, a few feet in front of these??


  1. yes it is good to see their habitat and a good combination of close up and habitat is good.

  2. The challenge is working in your favour. Keep on clicking.

  3. Well done, Debbie! Loved the woodpecker and blackbird shots especially!

  4. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias destes magníficos pássaros.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

  5. Hello, I like to see their habitat and the trees too. The woodpeckers are always a favorite of mine. Great series, Debbie!
    Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

  6. I agree with you about a halfway point. I just saw some flowering trees for sale at Costco... hint for the hubs! But really, your photos just keep getting better and better, and bird photos can be HARD.

  7. poor chuck! :) i loved some of the leafy effects to these and the red-belly is especially beautiful. that brian is a smart one. :)

  8. You've done a great job capturing the birds and their environment. That's very hard to do! But, just so you know, your close-up pictures of birds always leave me breathless! I love seeing the textures and details!

  9. I really like them. I also like how it looks like you just went out and captured them, I know for a fact, it is so hard to get those shots. It must have taken a long time. I love all of these Debbie, great job!!

  10. You are the bird queen, my friend! I always love seeing your bird pictures as it seems like you are right next to them :)

    Happy day! Hugs!

  11. Brian, and gave you good advice, Debbie. The photos are fine ;)

  12. These are great! I love the woodpecker photos! The size of that tree is impressive and you could only see that by backing off a little. All of the birds are easily identifiable even though they aren't close up portraits and the surroundings are beautiful! Your close up photos are fantastic. Don't stop taking those, but including the environment is a nice alternative.

  13. Okay, Chuck get busy! These are great though, Debbie. I like all of them. :)


  14. Debbie, I think all of these are great, but I especially love the one of the robin.
    You just have a way with bird images, near or far.
    P.S. Chuck, did you read this post????? :-)

  15. Before the influx of feral cats that laid siege on our pool area where we kept feeders, I enjoyed close-ups. Since cats-ga-lore, this is about as close as any bird with half a brain should get to our house.

  16. YES!!! The natural elements add so much to the photos.

  17. I lovethose pictures! You're right about that the bigger context makes a different picture.

  18. ahhhh

    Love visiting with Mother's beautiful creatures. Love your shots.

  19. I always love your photos and really enjoy the close up views. These photos are beautiful also and having more details add to that beauty.

  20. It's good to see these.
    It's good to see your close up shots too.

    Why not do a mix of both!

    All the best Jan

  21. An excellent result! Good to try a challenge!

  22. Both are good and it is neat to see them both ways but I do love your closeups just because we can't normally get that close to the birds to see the great details of them so they are extra special in that way, we can see birds from this distance usually, but you can just see the personalities in your close up shots of the birds. I do think in whatever you do to challenge yourself though, guess what I am saying is I like them this way but don't give up on your beautiful shots of capturing them up close too :)