Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Finding My Expression

April 12, 2011

Lately I’ve been a little less than inspired by the landscapes here on the Island. Until things begin to grow again and the birds return to nest, I don’t go out and take as many photos. What I do do at this time of year is go through a lot of my old photos and “play” with them.

I’m trying to find my “style”. Letting myself go wild in Photoshop in hopes that I might find the secret recipe to make my photos uniquely mine.

This is my latest one. I had a photo of this young Common Yellow-throat that had a few too many branches for my liking but the bird itself seemed pretty good. What could I do with that? Well, I could soften the branches and lighten them up, add a slight texture and fade out to the edges creating a light vignette. What do you think?

Common Yellow-throat

And a few more…

Blackburnian Warbler

Red-winged Blackbird

Beach Dune


Grey Partridge

February 4, 2010

Also known as Hungarian Partridge, these chubby little fellows were introduced to North America for the purpose of hunting. They normally inhabit agricultural areas that contain hedges and bushes. I spotted these in the National Park in a place where I frequently see a Rough-legged Hawk.  (Now I know why the hawk has been staying around that area.) They’re plumage makes them quite difficult to spot when there’s no snow.

Grey Partridge

I didn’t realize, until I saw this one, that they will burrow under the snow to get at the seeds on the ground.  It was quite a surprise to see this little head pop out of the snow while I was looking through the lens.


November 4, 2009

It seems there is an abundance of Bluejays around this fall.  They’ve been hanging around my yard for a few weeks now even though I don’t have my feeders out yet. Every once in a while I will put a peanut or two out for them and they always manage to find it withing minutes.  Today I put some peanut butter on a perch and stuck a peanut in it. This fellow immediately landed on the perch for a little taste.



I’m not sure what he thought of the sticky peanut but I’m sure he’ll be back.