Happy Memorial Day!
The freedoms and lifestyle we enjoy today are the result of sacrifices our Military Men and Women have made. All gave some and some gave all. God Bless The USA!
I have a bunch of birds for you today. These are the last images of my May 20th walk at the wildlife reserve. I’ve been riding my bike the last few days so I haven’t done any new photography. 🙂
You’ve seen some of these birds in recent posts but these are not the same images.
I believe this is a Brown-headed Cow Bird. I haven’t seen many of them this year. A couple of years ago when I had all the feeders set up in the back yard I saw a lot of them.
I never get tired of showing this little guy. It was the first images I have ever made of this species.
A common Robin up close and personal. They are not nearly as skittish as many of the other birds. I have been able to get really close to them, take their image and they sit perfectly still for me.
It looks like a beautiful day weather wise. I may go to the annual Memorial Day parade and make some photographs. Parades are hard to photograph because there is so much background junk.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Monday. ~ 305
I have some more bird images for you from Saturday’s shoot with Andreas. This little guy is a Ruby Throated Humming Bird approaching the feeder. I never did get what I would call any great images of the humming-birds so this is as close as I got. Photography like any other complex thing is a journey and you learn by doing. I rarely pull out my camera that I do not learn a valuable lesson for the future.
Not much shooting yesterday. I did yard maintenance most of the morning and continued my fight with the big stump that was left over from my earlier bush fight. I dug on it for an hour and it was still rock solid when I quit.
After lunch (ill-advised) I decided to install the new 3D gimbal on the Phantom 2. Ill-advised because I knew I had a limited amount of time to work on it and it was a multiple step process that consisted of taking the Phantom apart and doing some rewiring, cutting a hole (well actually enlarging an existing hole) in the belly of the Phantom and then installing the new gimbal. Got it all done in the time allowed and took it for a quick spin to test the results. It didn’t work the way it is supposed to, but by then of course I didn’t have time to figure out what I did wrong and try to correct it.
I believe the bird above is a common American Goldfinch. I love to capture images of birds, I’m just not very good at knowing their names. 🙂
Angie, Ben and the kids came over for Morale Mushrooms and burgers last evening. We had a lot of fun playing with Josh and Gabby, while catching up with Angie and Ben about their recent vacation. I did shoot a few images of Josh and Gabby and I’ll show those later in the week.
There was no time to practice with the new Tamron 150 – 600 lens, so I’m anxious to try that out. Maybe at the Duck Pond on the way home this evening as I have a lunch meeting today.
Last image is I believe a Downy Woodpecker. Correct me if I’m wrong.
That’s it for today. Hope you enjoy your Monday (it’s here all day.) Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.