A 1st for me – Hooded Oriole – adult male. A spring migrant, but the very first time one has come into my yard and then landed on our century plant making it an easy shot for me. As I was walking out the back gate to go for a short walk with camera in hand – there he was! I started shaking I was so excited but was lucky enough to get off this shot before he took off!
Willets – I always see them huddled up closely together when they are ready to rest and nap. Too cute.
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” – Hermann Hesse -
Just sitting on the back bay looking out of my living room window. The camera is propped up on the tripod and this is my view. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Another Perfect Sunset on the Central Coast of California. While I will normally do minimal adjustments to my sunset photos..these two are ‘untouched’ in post-processing.
The House Sparrow prefers to nest in manmade structures such as eaves or walls of buildings, street lights, and nest boxes instead of in natural nest sites such as holes in trees. (allaboutbirds.org)
I’ve been playing around with the new Lightroom Beta 5 and its new radial filter which I really like. In the first picture above, I really loved my granddaughter Heavyn’s smile. However, I disliked the background. Here she is with a huge smile on her face because her baby sister Teagan was just born. I wanted to get rid of the nurses pink bottom and the hospital background and just focus on that sweet face. Lightroom’s new radial filter allowed me to do just that which you can see in the second picture.
I’m still playing around with the new program, which is in beta. you can download the new beta version via this link https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_lightroom5&sdid=KFENU
Beedie Bird Photo: so the Baby Dark-eyed Juncos left the nest a couple of days ago. Now they are hopping and fluttering around the community garden like chicks out of control trying out their new wings. While Dad, Mr. Mom, catches little bugs and tries as hard as he can to catch up with them to feed’em.