Sunday, March 30, 2008

Male and Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker and a Blue Jay






Chased after these three birds all day Sunday. The male woodpecker has red from crown to nape of the neck, the female has grey at the crown then red to the nape of the neck.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ewww, I hate flies!!




These were all over a tree in my mothers yard. They like the sap that seeps from the tree. Nasty creatures!
All shot with the 100mm macro.

Finally some flowers!






I went to my mothers this afternoon and look what I found. Finally some flowers to take pictures of. The yellow and purple crocus are from her yard.


The little blue flower I found in our yard. They are really a weed.
All were shot with the 100mm macro.

More birds and a squirrel




This squirrel was so mad at me. I was sitting outside in my chair I now have set up down by the bird feeders waiting for the birds when this critter appeared. I just happened to be sitting right next to their feeder and it was not too happy about that. I really got a butt chewing!!
The bird is called a black-eyed Junco. This is the male. The female is more of a tan or light brown color. I haven't seen the female yet.
These were all shot with the 200mm with 2x TC.

Budding Out

I found these tulip leaves popping up out of the ground. They must have gotten transplanted when Larry built his garage.



This is a bud from a Magnolia tree that is supposed to be dead. Apperantly it's not. ;0)


OK, I may not have flowers yet but my trees and rose bushes are starting to bud out. I took these hand held with the 100mm macro.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Birds, again





Are you tired of the bird pictures yet??? You've seen these guys before I think. Well at least the cardinal. The other two are male and female house finches I think.


I have set up more feeders and now have a chair next to some of them in hopes that they will get used to me being there and not fly off all the time. They are getting more brave.
Used my 200mm with 2x TC. Now I'm itchin' for a 400 or 500mm :0)

Peek-a-Boo, I see you


Male house finch.
200mm with 2x TC

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

VOTE--VOTE--VOTE





OK, here's the scoop. The nearby zoo is having a photo contest. I can only submit one photo. I would like everyone's vote to help me decide which photo to enter. Thanks to all that take a look and vote.

Giraffe's




These guys were fun to watch. Very affectionate animals. Unfortunatley when we were there they were still inside they were behind glass walls.

Birds of a feather





Penguins







More pictures from the zoo. These were very hard for me to take pictures of. They are behind glass and water splashing. Tried to get some swimming in the water but they were just too fast. They are like miniature torpedoes.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jelly Fish





boy, these are hard to take pictures of. They are in a glass tank with black light.

Trip to the Zoo






Made a trip to the zoo on Monday. What a day.