Monday, July 23, 2018

Bird Shots: Freezing Time edition

I was lucky enough to have been gifted with a new Nikon D850 recently, although Laura will tell you that we're already $600 into this "free" camera.

The ability to freeze time with the camera, should the lighting conditions be within certain guidelines, is amazing. Here are some shots from the bird feeder over the past couple days including some cropped shots in which time almost stands still.

Two female Goldfinches go at it while a male and a pair of Purple Finches look on.
This is cropped from another picture of the feeder like the previous shots. The D850 shoots at an astounding 45mp so even cropped there's still a lot of pixels to work with here.

Two female Goldfinches go at it while a male and a pair of Purple Finches look on.









Monday, October 30, 2017

Bird Shots: No School Today Edition



Big wind and rain storm hit the Northeast today and schools were closed so I was left at home without power and just my camera.

But the winged friends out back kept me busy for awhile. Here are some friends at the feeder today.

This is one of three Chickadees that worked the feeder for over 30 minutes.

"Are you lookin' at me?"

At the feeder but about to go to the tree and try to crack this thing open!
Chickadee and Downy share.

Downy alone.
Titmouse.

Titmouse.

I think this is a Purple Finch.

Here's another shot of him 
He was very cooperative.


He loved the sunny side of the feeder.

One final closeup.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Getting Caught Up With Random Bird Shots


I've been meaning to get caught up here at Yardisabi and life has intervened on multiple occasions. So in the interest of keeping more up to date, here's a quick catch-up with some random bird shots.
First, here a couple of Great Blue Heron shots that it took over a year to take. He fishes the pond next to our new place and whenever he was there and I tried to get into position to take a shot, he'd skoot. So here are, I think anyway, a couple of the best shots I've ever taken. These were taken in Wilton Connecticut during the summer of 2016.



I believe that this is a mature Ring-Billed Gull. The photo was taken in December 2016 on Hilton Head Island South Carolina.
I believe that this is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker. It was taken on Great Sacandaga Lake in Upstate New York during the summer of 2016.

A female Downy Woodpecker also taken around Great Sacandaga Lake New York State.
A father Northern Flicker and his boy. Sacandaga Lake.

I call this one "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice". Four Goldfinches (2 pair) working the bird feeder.
Anyway, that's it for now. More as summer progresses. I have a few in the marsh behind the house I'd like to get some shots of.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Out and About in a Yard in the Sky

Yardisabi and his daughter went to New York today and experienced a small section of The Highline Park which is a park built on the remains of an old elevated freight line in the old meat packing district. It runs from  Gansevoort to West 30th Streets but 30 feet in the air. It was also the inspiration for one of Yardisabi's favorite books for children, The Curious Garden by Peter Brown.


From the 15th Steet staircase looking north.
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From the 15th Street staiecase looking south.
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Looking south along 10th Ave towards The Statue of Liberty.
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The seating area just to the west of the 10th Avenue Square.
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Hydrangeas
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Hydrangeas.
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Don't know but they are pretty and there are an awful lot of them.
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The garden has spread to the street.
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Cattails at the water feature between 14th and 15th Streets. The Hudson is beyond.
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Friday, August 12, 2011

One from the road and morning glory

The barn is from somewhere between Wolfeboro and Freedom New Hampshire. The Morning Glories are from here atChez Ploss.

Almost there.
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Open for business.
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Needs some work.
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Old and New
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Flowers

Here are some of the things popping at Yardisabi this week.

Salvia in the front and Marigolds in the background.
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Salvia
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Salvia
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Clouds blooming this afternoon.
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I know this one developed into a decent thunderstorm over Westport.
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Wilted Morning Glories. Forgot to water before I left this morning. They were fine after a pitcher of water this afternoon.
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Morning Glories.
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