Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Practising ...

... with my new camera....

Finally I have a zoom lens to get me close to the birdie bath, and yet I am on the patio over 20 feet away... some of the little guys are more wary than others... but, I hope they get a lot more trusting over the summer....

So far only the robins and starlings have made it into the pics.  The sparrows are pretty quick... I'm not quick enough, yet....  I'd love to get a house finch...they are pretty with all the red on them, but so far not coming to the birdie bath when I'm out there  ...sigh....


This one sees me..... but, ...














... and, this one had a wild, drop flinging bath in spite of me...

                                                                             
...however, he/she did have a thing or two to say about me putting this shot on the blog.... bad hair and all....














I've linked this little guy up to a blog with some beautiful photos of birds.... I'm a total amateur by comparison...but, please do go and have a look at some amazing birds...


I'm sure there is a badge somewhere that I can embed....still searching for it.... found it!!  Just click on the wild birdie below to go to the site!





... and, I can definitely sneak up on flowers.... and, even dive right into the centres.....wow.! ... these little stamens look like they have clumps of sugar crystals on them....
Blue flax ...































19 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your pictures are wonderful. I really like the bad hair day robin!

BeadedTail said...

Great photos of the birdie and the flower too! We need a bird bath!

Susan said...

Oh Vee you're really having a lot of fun with your camera. Lovely shots of the bathing going on. Isn't it beaut to be able to sneak up on them like that!!
If I may, have you heard of Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday? Your post would be a delightful inclusion. Here's the address: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/wild-bird-wednesday-100-wbws.html
Just love those flower shots too - well done, gorgeous colours :D)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

Great shots of the little birds taking a bath, aren't zoom and macro lens great.
I took a photo of a flower with the macro lens and when I looked at the photo and saw a spider that I had not noticed.
Enjoy the rest of the week
hugs
Carolyn

Abi said...

Fabulous shots! I am officially jealous you have a new lens.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images, thanks for letting in to your blog.

i stora drag said...

Nice shots! It is fun to watch the bird bath, we also have bird bath in our garden.
Thanks for your comment! /Pia

TexWisGirl said...

lovely bathing shots! :)

Gail Dixon said...

Lovely work with your new lens! The starlings and robins are pretty brave. Soon the house finches will get used to your presence. Enjoy your new toy!

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Nice pictures! The last one might be a girl, you know how we don't like to take pictures when our hair is not perfect.

janiceadcock said...

Nice bathing beauty! Love the flax flowers, too.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, beautiful pictures with new lens♡♡♡ Sweet pictures of birdie bathing; oh, I wish I could come across the scene ike that p;)
The last picture is amazing as well(^_^)v

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Have fun with your new equipment!! Love the bird bathing.

karen said...

a bird bath is a wonderful thing....it is so calming watching them splash about...

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots of the bathing bird.

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous photos - you are obviously a quick learner! You will have to put a large tree in a pot to hide behind while you are taking the birdie photos!!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots. I love watching birds splashing in the water.

Lin said...

WOW! Those are great shots! What did you get?

Shashi Nayagam said...

These are really beautiful pictures thanks for sharing.