MORE BIRDS IN THE SNOW AND COLD

Wings!

I have a lot more pictures. A LOT more. And two more cards with all birds too. I stopped shooting a little while ago. I spend ALL day yesterday processing photographs and I’ll need another whole day to process the next batch. I like to think the time is worth it, but sometimes, I need a breather — a pause between shifts at the computer. Meanwhile, here’s my lot of Blue Jays.

There were close to a dozen of them on the deck this morning. I’ve never seen that many Jays together in one relatively small setting. I didn’t think they got along well enough to clump together, but these guys were hunting seeds. This cold weather makes them all hungry and there aren’t any live insects for them, so they rely on people like me and my neighbor. Also, because of the long summer drought, there were fewer seeds in the woods this year, so without feeders, they wouldn’t make it.

 



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    • I think the birds are what has kept me from madness this year. Apparently that has been true for all of us. Both Garry and Owen can name every bird we see, including whether it’s male, female, young, or mature. We stand at the windows and just watch them.

      I want wings, too!

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  1. They’re beautiful, Marilyn! The second photo from the top looks like a drawing – is it or how did you make it look like that?

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    • I decided to make that look like an illustration since all the others looked the same. I love artistic stuff, but I recognize that not everyone is equally thrilled about it and for birds, unless the picture isn’t sharp (this one was very sharp, but I wanted something more like a portrait than a photograph), I decided to try something else. Also, sometimes these graphic representation bring out a different part of the image, like feathers or colors. Or, in this case, just pretty πŸ™‚

      I got a “new” (second hand, but very lightly used) camera that is insanely fast focusing. I’m amazed at how much sharper ALL the bird pictures are. If only they would let me come outside to take pictures. Not shooting through a none-too-clean (it’s winter in the northeast and everything outside is messy) window would make a huge difference.

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  2. What GORGEOUS birds! Your new camera really takes some very sharp pics! Thanks for sharing them!

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    • I’m impressed with this camera, too. It’s SO fast and so sharp. I couldn’t afford it, but it wasn’t expensive compared to buying it anywhere else because when you buy it from a friend, you get the “hey, I’ve known you for more than 50 years” discount πŸ˜€

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  3. I love watching blue jays. “Mine” used to call for me if I didn’t have the food out there when they arrived!

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  4. These photos are great Marilyn! I especially love “Wings”

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    • I didn’t even see that photo until late last night. I have been taking a lot of pictures and sometimes, I don’t make it all the way to the bottom of the batch. This was at the very bottom. I think he was about to take off. Jays prefer eating from the ground and I’d thrown a lot of seeds on the snow for them.

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  5. These pictures are lovely, Marilyn. Well worth the effort involved.

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