Friday, June 20, 2008

Squirrel and Golden Finch

Golden Finch

Squirrel  trying to out stare me.  He was pretty cute and  very close to the deck....not sure what to make of me with my camera. 

You all know about my challenge, taking any kind of birds or wildlife, well I practiced yesterday. 

I planted myself with my new 100-400 Canon Lens on our small deck, shooting with this lens.  My pictures were not clear and I wanted to practice.  This batch came out pretty decent. 

I prefer taking birds (if and when I can actually see them) in their natural setting, not on the feeders.

9 comments:

midwestvintage said...

 Great shots, I love the goldfinch.

             Julie

cmishvicki said...

Betty that Goldfinch is really tough to capture and you did a great job. We get them in spring and then they go somewhere else (not sure why since this they live in NJ and are our state bird)...and when they are here they are very skittish and tough to photograph. Guess I'll have to get a longer lens. LOL Oh, and the squirrel is adorable!
Vicki

mariebm56 said...

Lovely Betty....
Beautiful bird!  Did you use a filter on the top photo???

rbrown6172 said...

you did such a wonderful job with the goldfinch.  (no surprise there, though.  :)  )  he is so clear and color so sharp!  love the squirrel, too.
gina

nhd106 said...

Excellent job!  I prefer bird in their natural settings too...but that's very, very difficult.  

Nancy

justplainbill said...

Betty, yes I am still enjoying your pictures and do not comment often. Love the gold finches we also get them for about a week or less and they probably got to NH and your back yard, Have a great weekend, Bill

radar446 said...

I think these turned out quite well Betty.  Looks sharp to me.

Greg

bgilmore725 said...

These are beautiful. Between you and Greg, I'm thinking I need to add some equipment to my camera... or to get a new camera with a better lens. Or to learn how to use mine more effectively. bea

hollistergirlx1 said...

did you take any photography classes or is this something that is self taught over the years?