Seagull in Sunburst

Seagull in Sunburst

I was still trying out the Nikon F6 (with Portra 400 film) … when I buy a used film camera, I try to get a roll or two of images shot fairly quickly, so I can determine if the camera is working well. This image shows the high contrast that results in the shadow areas going completely black. Digital images give you a lot more ability to recover some of the details in those areas …

What I like about this image is there was a seagull flying over that got ‘caught’ in the sunburst caused by the lens diaphragm. I didn’t even notice the gull at the time.

Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal 1

One of my favorite birds is the cinnamon teal. I really like the rusty coloration. You can’t see it very well in these images, but their eyes are bright red. (the image bellow shows it some)

Cinnamon Teal 2

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?

This goose parent was nervous at my presence. I was nervous about it being nervous, since geese can be aggressive. Luckily, I just walked away without an attack.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

I tried to tell this little guy that there was lots more food available on the face of the feeder instead of on the end piece. But it didn’t listen. But I was happy to have it sit there while I walked by and took his photo.

Greedy Little Buggers

Greedy Little Bugger

We’ve been having a cold spell here in the Puget Sound area. Cold enough that the nectar in my hummingbird feeders froze up. So, I’ve been shuttling them inside to thaw them out. Unfortunately, I’ll get one greedy little bugger keeping other hummers away. Even when it’s not feeding, it will perch nearby and chase off any other comers. Seems like an almost human behavior… when you reflect on the behavior of some of the worse examples of those in the news.

Standing Guard
Hogging the Feeder

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