Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sunrise and the Rest of the Birds

This mornings sunrise was a glorious repeat of yesterdays. Soft pastels that gradually faded away to gray and white. On Tuesday I was inundated with juncos but there were a few other species of birds that managed to sneak their way into the feeders. It was interesting to see that the Acorn Woodpeckers would drive away any Steller's Jays that came to the feeder but they pretty much ignored the other birds. Juncos would move out of the way of the woodpeckers but they wouldn't be forced to leave. The woodpeckers would go after the jays with a vengeance. It was really nice to have a Spotted Towhee come up onto the feeder. They are normally pretty secretive preferring to stay in the brush or on the ground. A couple of pairs of House Finches made an appearance and I managed to photograph the male. Overall I had a great time. Today I'm off to visit the tax man. Wish me luck on a good return. God bless, chris All images created with a Canon 7D and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. Camera settings used. AV mode for more control of the depth of field. ISO 400, F 8.0 for the birds and F16.0 for the sunrise. Shutter speeds varied. A Manfrotto 055 PROB tripod and a Bogen ballhead were used to support the camera for a sharper image.

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