Bunch o’ birds

Some miscellaneous bird pictures that have been piling up in the Nikon file.

Robins. Trust me.
See? Robins.
Except this one is a varied thrush.
And this one is an Oregon dark-eyed junco.
Robins again.
I’ve got my beady little eye on thee! (Robin of course.)
Guess what?
Slate-coloured junco and his Oregon cousin.
Northern flicker pretending to be a robin.
The Robin Tree. So-named because we have had a huge number of robins this year and they like to hang out in this tree. (Look for the blobs.)

A Feature Foto

Dark-eyed (Oregon) junco got a sunflower seed!

It seems I’m not a good photographer. For one thing, I don’t use thousands of dollars’ worth of the latest, most technologically advanced gadgetry. I mean equipment. I don’t shoot RAW and then spend 12 hours fiddling with settings to get everything absolutely perfect. Why, the images I share aren’t even 4X the size of any computer screen out there so you have to pan-and-scan to look at them. And of course after having taken photos for a little over half a century I have no understanding of the use of light, much less knowledge of composition and framing.

Seriously: what the hell do I know about photography?

Well I know how to annoy the hell out of people by doing it my way, I guess.

So here is a larger-than-usual image that I happen to think is a good one, even if it is just another of my endlessly boring “professional snapshots”.

And I’ll warn you in advance I intend to continue doing this, with the occasional ‘feature foto’ thrown in for good measure, until something stops me.

Oh, just some pictures

I haven’t been shooting much lately, as I’ve been working on other things.

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Oregon Junco on post
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Picture puzzle photo
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I like moon shots
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Morning – for once I don’t mind the intrusion of the wires
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Nice colour
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One of the ravens
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That’s not a bird
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The Nexus is real

Cameras used: Nikon P610 & Canon T100 (55-250mm lens).

Back to birds

Some of the wildlife spotted in my yard recently.

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Dark-eyed Junco
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Oregon Junco

 

 

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Merlin (Falco columbarius), rarest bird I’ve seen here
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Magic anti-gravity bird

The last one is a bit of fun: I just happened to snap the shutter when the bird’s wings were in, making it appear to hover above the branches. I haven’t been able to get a clear shot of this one yet to identify it: always too far and in bad light to get decent colour. There are two of them that like to visit this particular pine tree.

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The pair of unknowns
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Silhouette of the mystery bird (very distant image)

Maybe one day the sun will shine when I’m out with the Nikon and these birds will be properly lit.