Saturday, April 05, 2008

Can it be Spring!

On my way to the feeders early this morning something caught my eye. No, I said, it can't be, can it! Although there is still at least two feet of snow on the ground, the willow tree had little furry buds peeking through. A sure sign of spring, things are starting to come back to life.


Another surprise! I know nothing about my camera to be honest. I always keep it on Auto unless I'm taking a macro shot. I did figure out how to take a macro shot, lol. I didn't realize it, but I had the camera on a different setting and started taking pictures of a couple of birds and ended up with these pictures. Now...they are not the greatest pictures but it's how the feathers showed up that I find fascinating. You'll have to click on the images to enlarge them.






10 comments:

Pete said...

about time you got spring.

what setting? :D

oldcrow61 said...

Pete, here's what happened. I put the setting on AV then pushed the macro button to take the pussy willow then turned the macro off. I forgot to change the AV to Auto when I took the birds. So, it was on AV.

Hilary Leehane said...

Nana likes birdie bums! haha jk

Jan said...

I was thinking the same thing hilary, lol!

Photos are cool though OC, and woo hoo for the willow buds!

oldcrow61 said...

Ha, ha, you guys.

Boulmer Birder said...

Love the videos OC, I'll look forward to them now and again...

Mo said...

Lovely to see the willow bud. I love using the macro setting. The AV setting has really brought out the detail on the feathers.

me and my camera said...

I love the first shot, but also the last one. Beautiful up close colour and detail of the White-breasted Nuthatch. Getting familiar with new cameras has it own pattern for me every time. I am so eager to try it out that I only learn enough to get it working so as I can start taking some pictures. Then maybe I'll get around to reading more of the instruction manual later on a 'need to know' basis. Enjoy!

st said...

I like the last one to.

Jo said...

Great photos....

I am a total novice when it comes to using my camera. Most of my really good shots seem to come to me accidently when I did something that I had no idea later how I accomplished what I did.