Is all about flying color. A post for those that only come to the northern states monthly… see what you missed in the garden. But there is much more for the rest of you to explore. We have the newly posted Downy… Peck, Peck, Peck…
More to explore? Like the books I read… wanna know?
I know many of you have seen 1 thru 5 in the series, but two more are on the way with the previews below. Camera settings are in each post and in the last post in the series, you get a sense of shooting in sunlight on winter snow. It is one of the hardest landscape shots to judge exposure.
The post on Woodpeckers, Peck, Peck, Peck, shows camera settings on the gloomiest, rainy day, where cloud covered skies prevail. A post to highlight the difference between a blown out background of a white sky and getting definition in a black and white subject. I had no ability to use flash when it was most beneficial. No long-winded advice, just a look to see the camera settings. They may be of help in a similar situation. Winter scenes have their good days and their bad days…
Each graphic in this post has slightly different photos than the post it features, like our squirrel. Poor guys did not get their turn yet… Just too many birds…
The graphics in this post each has a tip or two from the previous posts in the series.
Click any image to get taken to the post about the bird and some backyard tips you might not know.
The posts are filled with ideas and techniques learned from video classes I took from Moose Peterson, a well-known photographer and naturalist. One of the classes, Shooting Backyard Birds, dealt with making your backyard photo friendly and a working habitat for the wildlife that visit.
His book Captured: Lessons Learned from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is a great read of his over 30 years of beautiful and unique moments in nature. After reading this book, I look at photography in nature differently, with more heart, more passion. Plus I learned a lot about animal behavior I did not know.
I also use the The Sibley Guide to Birds for a great identifying resource. I love the graphic illustration in this book. It makes me want to bring out the brushes and paints myself.
The website of choice… The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds.
Click the woodpecker and see a bunch more in a collage, or use the link to the post, Peck, Peck, Peck. The post has images on a rainy day of a yard is filled with Downys, and for the 16th., a few more from the top of the pear. Hammer it hard little woodpecker…How did I get up there? Next post, find out. The Woodpecker tip is in the graphic above.
Then there is one more post in this series, Cardinals in the Snow – The Search for Food. I and Carolyn, from Carolyn’s Shade Gardens, are off to sun and surf for ten days in my farewell post on the 18th. Do you know where we are headed?
Joining May Dreams Gardens