Red and Brown

HouseFinch2018

This photo shows a house finch perched on a branch.  It was taken on March 15, 2018 in my neighbourhood.  It is the only clear shot of a house finch that I have managed to capture so far.  I love the bird’s red and brown coat.  It really stands out from the background.

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Emerging

Maple?2018

This photo was taken yesterday near my house.  I don’t know what kind of tree this is.  When I checked on my Garden app, it said the tree was a maple.  Still not certain if the app is right.  What you can clearly see are the buds on the branches.  They are beginning to emerge in response to the change in season.  The buds are a wonderful sign of early spring!

Quick Movers

Chickadee2018W

Resting on a small branch is a chickadee.  This photo was taken on March 4, 2018 near my house.  Chickadees are common birds that I see pretty much every time I go out on a shoot.  They are notoriously difficult to photograph as they are small and very quick.   I was lucky here and was able to capture this nice, clear shot of one.  Patience does pay off!

Tear Drop

Nuthatch2018

Pictured here is a Nuthatch resting on a trunk of a tree.  This photo was taken on March 1, 2018 near my house.  It seems these birds like to tread on the trunks of trees.  I don’t know how they are able to cling to the trunks without falling.  Pretty amazing birds!

Winter Berry

Buckthorn

I believe what you’re looking at is a Buckthorn branch with its black berries.  This photo was taken on February 26, 2018 near my house.  One time I saw a robin eating these berries.  A few weeks after I took this photo, I came back to this same spot and all the berries were gone.  They were probably all eaten up!

On the Ground

RobinGroundW2018

This photo depicts a robin on a somewhat snowy ground.  It was taken on February 26, 2018 near my house.  This rather plump robin let me get pretty close to it so that I could take this close up shot of it.  It also remained stationary for quite some time, letting me capture multiple pictures of it.  I have to say it was a fantastic model!

Arch

ArchTree

This photo depicts an arched tree covered with snow.  It was taken on February 8, 2018 near my place.  I have converted the photo to black and white to enhance the lines and shape of the tree.  I think the photo looks kinda neat!

A Touch of Red

WoodpeckerW2018

Seen here in profile is a woodpecker.  This photo was taken on January 24, 2018 in a woodland near my house.  It was one of my better shots.  Most of the others were out of focus. In this photo, you can just barely see the red marking on its head.  What a fascinating creature!

Gradient

Goldenrod2018

I believe what you’re looking at is Goldenrod.  This photo was taken on January 24, 2018 in a wooded area near my place.  I particularly like the background in this photo.  You can see that there is a gradient from top to bottom.  There is black at the top, brown in the middle and white at the bottom.  Makes for a pretty radical photo.

Tree Lines

 

TreelinesThis photo shows a collection of tree trunks.  It was taken on January 10, 2018 in a wooded area in my neighbourhood.  I like all the lines, from thick to thin, created by the tree trunks.  They form a very interesting pattern almost like a barcode.