I hope everyone has had a great week!
From what I've been seeing on some of your blogs,
it looks like many of you have been having some delightful weather.
Same here and summer will officially be here in a couple of weeks!
I know just about all of you enjoy watching and photographing birds like I do.
We have such an abundance of cardinals this year!
But this little red beauty has been making himself known quite a lot in my yard lately.
At first I thought it was a scarlet tanager but after doing more checking,
I found out he is actually a summer tanager.
Isn't he just the most gorgeous little guy?
The pics are not as sharp as I would have hoped, as you loose a bit of quality when you are:
a) shooting through a not-so-clean window
b) trying to stop a moving object
c) stretching your point & shoot to the max! :)
We had run low on birdseed in the other feeders throughout the yard
and this suet block is the only thing the squirrels couldn't reach...
...so I think every bird within tweeting distance were fighting over this one!
Here, this molting cardinal who has lost his headpiece, couldn't wait his turn.
He came and joined Mr. Tanager and they started the feeder spinning and spinning,
as if they were on a merry-go-round!
This feeder is hanging about two feet away from my kitchen window
and I have been keeping my tripod set up to snap some shots quickly and steadily.
That close, the slightest sound or movement scares them off.
I have been playing around with a BeFunky, a free photo editing program.
I don't have the Waterlogue app but I like the look of this program's watercolor effect.
What do you think?
I really like the way the lighting translated on these two (above and below)
when this effect was applied.
BeFunky is really fun and very user friendly...and is a free download.
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
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