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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Still Trying To Photograph Birds...

Man, we have birds out of the wa-zoo! If only I could capture them like Dorothy, Leedra and so many others of you. I'm still trying ya'll.

Chickadee
Woodpecker, forget which one this is, we have so many around here.
You can see his bright red head good here. (although the pic is blurry) Did you know that the male Woodpecker has a red mustache and the female has a black one? At least the Pileated one.
Mean ole Mockingbird
flew up in the tree. I call them mean because they are. We had an area downtown a few year back where the Mockingbirds were flying down at the pedestrians.

22 comments:

Tootsie said...

how are things? hope they are settling down a little..you are still in my prayers...
love the birds!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love watching the birds. it is hard to get good pictures of them. I think you did great. Do you feed the birds? Hugs, Terrie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You're doing fine, Darla... I think your bird pictures are very good. We all struggle trying to get the BEST ones we can. Sometimes the birds cooperate and sometimes not!!!!

How are you??? The kids????
Hugs,
Betsy
You'll have to check out my blog today. I showed pictures of our woodpeckers.

Craig Glenn said...

Darla,

Those are nice photo's of the red-bellied woodpecker! This is the male.

Good job.

Craig

Shellmo said...

You captured the red bellied pretty feather patterns very nicely! Love seeing your birdy action!

bennie and patsy said...

Keep up the good work that special picture will just happen.
patsy

Rosemarie said...

I think these pics are great. Just keep at it and one day - poof! hehe

I like the pic you have one your sidebar with your older kids. Sweet!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Keep trying! I have a hard time getting a clear picture, too.
I hope everyone is healing nicely!!

Darla said...

Tootsie: We are doing very well. Thank you for asking and please keep praying. You have the MOST entertaining blog!!

Terrie: Oh yes, we have four bird feeders out front with to suet feeders.

Betsy: The kids are doing just great, thanks. I'm just a Mom praying all the time.

Craig Glenn: Thanks for the ID on the woodpecker, now that I red that, I knew that!

Shellmo and Patsy: Thanks for the encouragement.

Rosemarie: Thanks for the compliment on the big kids, they really are great people. I actually like them, LOL.

Twisted: You keep trying too. I don't give up very easily!

Laurie and Chris said...

I think birds are the hardest things to take pictures of they are always on the move. You got some great shots.

Dani said...

I think out of all the woodpeckers, I enjoy the red-bellied the most. We had a pair fledge a baby in the neighbborhood last year and they just stole my heart.

Shionge said...

You did well and it is always to difficult to capture birdies ;)

Rachel Cotterill said...

Lovely pictures. I have a new camera so I really want to get a telephoto lens for bird shots, especially as I'm planning to go back to Iceland in the summer... I have a lot to learn though!

Sue said...

I like your bird pics. I have been trying to get pics of my sparrows, but they don't turn out clear like yours. I guess that means they're out of focus. My dove family is back. I hope to get some pics of them when it warms up enough. Right now, it's 0 degrees and "fair". So what if it's fair, its COLD!

I have noticed the days getting longer. Praise God! I am glad to hear you're family is on the mend. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Jean said...

Bird pics are not easy. Just when you think they'll stand still, they're off. But I think you did a great job.

Dorothy said...

Darla, You are doing fine. They are hard to shoot because they are so quick and just when he's in focus, 'poof', and he's gone! I don't see any woodpeckers here yet.
I'm keeping you and yours on my prayer list.

flowergardengirl said...

I like them lots and think anytime you catch a bird is a good time indeed. I read about your family on your sidebar. Lovely and charming--all of you.

Leedra said...

That is a red bellied woodpecker....I know his head is red (and it is the male), but he also has a red belly.

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fishing guy said...

Darla: Very neat shots of your birds. I'm not seeing many now.

Gail said...

They often don't cooperate and pose for me either! I see them at the planter...get the camera and they disappear. I love the woodpecker shot with the blue sky! Gail

Catherine Holman said...

Your making me jealous with all the flowers and birds! It was -2 degrees here last night. Hope your son is healing quickly.
Hugs,
Cathie

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Those pic's are fine...any with birds in them I love. Your red bellied woodpecker shots are good--they are hard to get just the right shot. Only once or twice have they had their whole body turned my way while on a tree. I love seeing them, as well as all the others. I am in awe of your flowers, I have only some indoor ones and I still haven't posted them for GBBD. I'll probably get around to it tonight. I'm always late, for everything (lately) it seems;)
How is your family? I hope things are settling down. Jan