Posts tagged “Birds

Blackbird (Two Photographs)

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Hard bird to photograph, all those black feathers. They also have a temper and I didn’t want to test my luck by getting closer.

 


Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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More of the ducks I showed last week. This week my theme is white, be it the subject or another element of the photo. 


Close Encounter

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This is inches from a nest and as the building has more than one nest all in a small area, it’s possible the birds are from different nests.


Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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A block from where I live I found these well behaved ducks on a front lawn. Their owner said they were support ducks. Quite the surprise. More of these friendly creatures later.


Yo!

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Not sure if it was the height or another bird that cause this starling to cry out. Regardless it caught the attention of the onlookers.

 


Walking the Ledge

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The pigeon is strutting its stuff on the ledge of an old water plant. Given the height of the path around the sunken plant, the pigeon and ledge are at eye level.


House Finch

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This House Finch tried hiding in the shadows.


Singing Sparrow

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Poor Sparrow has a garbage can for a stage, still it puts everything it has into its singing. Perhaps a lesson for politicians who misuse their pulpits.


Sparrow with an Attitude

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Belligerent comes to mind, especially as it was not singing. I like my sparrows singing.


Not Sure What Happened

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I used my normal minimal processing steps and low and behold I get this rather exotic looking starling.


Attitude

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This sparrow might not have appreciated his portrait being taken. However, they don’t intimidate me.


House Finch

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What makes this finch so special is that it was in a tree just a few feet from downtown traffic, completely nonplussed.


Caught Canoodling

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I took several photos of these birds, they could not stay away from one another. 


End of the Week

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A wonderful starling decided to dance off, seemed like a good shot for the end of the week.

 


Sparrow Number 3

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Unusually this bird allowed me to get very close while its mates flew off. Maybe it liked the spot, in any event it does not look too pleased with my presence.


Perch

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This sparrow found a good spot to perch on a wall of a former church. Given the distance it never noticed me.


Pigeon

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Not sure why, but I often think birds look at me like I am nuts, and not the edible kind.


Sparrow

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A family of sparrows found a hole in the face of a small apartment building. I caught one of them going in and out of its nest. We may soon see their offspring, or at least hear them.


Starling (Three Photographs)

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Starlings are often found on the ground looking for food. But they can also be rather comical and judgemental.


Robin

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Starting off a week of urban birds with a shot of a proud robin. They are said to be a sign of spring, but in fact they stick around all year.


Bird on a Post

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Most of my bird photographs were taken on reserves and in forests. I never really gave much thought to the opportunity urban birds provide.


Sparrow

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Sparrows seem to be everywhere and when you can’t see them you can hear them. Nice sound to wake up to in the morning.


Cardinal Couple

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This pair of cardinals kept moving along the ledge and I took the photograph when they finally moved closer together. The photo is in black and white only because the building’s paint was awful and detracted from the birds.


Goldfinch

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After a week of macro abstracts I did not wish to leave the impression I have strayed from an interest in other forms of photography. We just live in challenging times and I am taking advantage.