Hi all and happy saturday! Today I’m happy to report that I did a lot of the things I wanted to do to work on improving my photography. I did a bit of reading in a book called The Essential Guide to Bird Photography. It suggested trying to focus on taking a bunch of pictures of one species, perhaps taking pictures of other birds as they showed up. It also suggested getting a longer lens, which I might do at some point. And it suggested that different birds might be better photographed at different times of the day depending on their coloration. Continue reading
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I usually have such a hard time getting pictures of birds on my balcony because they’re there and then gone faster than I can move. Today, they were strangely oblivious to me moving around, to the point where I wish I’d taken the time to line up some of my shots better. Instead, I shot quickly, expecting them to fly away at any moment. Hopefully this means the birds are getting more comfortable and this will happen frequently 🙂 Happy Friday all!
This week I’m still going through the many pictures I took during my lab social events last week. These ones were all taken at Taughannock Falls where we all had a wonderful time grilling out, relaxing by the lake, and going on a brief hike up to the falls. I was very excited about the snake picture, since I’m rarely somewhere that I get to see snakes. It makes me think I should really get out to the many nearby parks more often so I might stumble on some more wildlife photography opportunities.
This week went by incredibly quickly and was so productive! Which made it extra fun to have friends over last night, since I’d done enough work to feel very good about relaxing. Having people over right after work did keep me from posting yesterday though and I think this could happen at least monthly, so I’m hoping to get as ahead on my photography as I am on reading soon. Being able to do review posts in advance has been wonderful and it would be nice to do that with my photography posts too.
Spring! It’s spring! I’m loving the beautiful weather, the birds, the flowers, and of course the ability to go outside and take pictures without freezing. These are some of my pictures for the Cayuga Nature Photographers Club this week, since the theme for the month was “transitions from winter to spring.” I’m excited for our flower photography outing tomorrow and hope to get even more spring pictures 🙂
I’m so excited! In our new apartment, we have two blue jays who regularly come and sit on our porch while visiting our neighbor’s feeder. By waiting with my camera strategically aligned, I finally managed to get a nice sharp picture of this one sitting still. I think I could still get a better one though, if I took a vertical instead of cropping, so I’ll definitely keep trying.