Monday, November 25, 2013

Sharing the birds…

I had a busy weekend.  But it was blah and uneventful as far as my camera was concerned.  I took fewer than 100 photos, which may be an all time low for me.  But I manage to eke out two rather boring shots for my Flickr 365 so I was happy about that.

Yesterday afternoon I was involved in photography in a different way.  I helped my daughter Carrie frame her photos for an upcoming exhibit in Northampton, Massachusetts.  She and her fellow photographers from the Northampton Camera Club will have photos displayed at Historic Northampton in an exhibit called “Northampton as We See It” from December 12, 2013 to January 25, 2014.  Carrie’s photos are very good and I’m not saying that just because I’m her mother.  I think I will ask her to email me a couple to share with you all and you will see for yourselves what a talented daughter I have.

Meanwhile, the birds were super busy at the feeders today.  I think they were trying to keep themselves warm.  But I managed to shoot a few and will share them today.

It’s always nice when the Juncos come back for the winter and one sat in the bush and cooperated so nicely.


Personally, I think the beauty and understated elegance of the female cardinal is second to none.


And the chickadee is always fun to watch even if he is everywhere.


11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

agree x 3. :) and how great for carrie! yes, share if you can.

Debbie said...

ooohhhh my feeders have been packed and need to be refilled almost daily!!

I see all these guys/gals at my feeders also, you got great shots!!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! We get two out of three here...no Juncos for us. I'm not sure why, but they don't visit the feeders. Congratulations on your daughter's exhibit!

Pamela Gordon said...

Our feeders are busy too but mostly with chickadees and the odd bluejay. I've had a woodpecker at the suet cake too. That is wonderful that your daughter is taking part in a photo exhibit. I wish her well. Have a great Thanksgiving week.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the chick-a-dee!! super cute. ( :

Lynn said...

how do you take these they are superb!

Sandra said...

i love the junco and chickadee, because we don't have them here and I have never seen one. they are soooo cute. we do have the cardinals and i agree she is a beauty

Lydia Martin said...

Thye must be stocking up for the big storm that is coming...congratulations to Carrie...I bet that exhibition is going to be alot of fun! And do share some of her photos...chickadees are my all time favorite bird...but I love birds...period. Beautiful images Barb!

Rose said...

100 pictures! It has been a long time since I have taken that many in one day...just seem to have a hard time lately getting out. Or something else going on till I can't.

I like these...not sure which I like best.

Betty Manousos said...

barbara, here's wishing you a very ahppy and family filled thanksgiving!!

you got some great photos here, btw.

big hugs~

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Less than 100 photos is certainly a low number for you, Barbara. Congrats to your daughter and fellow shutterbugs on the upcoming show and would enjoy seeing some images. Cardinals are my favorite bird and luckily the state bird here in VA.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.