Saturday, June 11, 2011

162/365 Mama Bird.... hmmm... Thinking Daddy Bird Now.


30 Days Challenge: Silhouette
As frustrating as it was trying to catch a picture of the mama bird (before she flew away) and getting a silhouette instead (OOPS!), I think this turned out quite nice for my 30 Day Challenge. Larry from The Birder's Report and I, are trying to figure out what is nesting on my front door, so hopefully I will get a better picture of her soon. His first thought was a chipping sparrow (just by seeing the nest and eggs), but when I overexpose my picture in PSE, I am wondering if he/she looks a little too red.



Update: I am wondering if what I saw was a male house finch. Maybe he was feeding the female. I never looked in the nest to see if a bird was still in it.
Here is a better picture caught later today.
I have a horrible zoom lens. This is the best that I got. You can click on it to make it bigger.







13 comments:

Tracy said...

That opps is beautiful! What fun watching birds!! I love watching them and the squirrels eat from our feeders.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I'm going with House Finch ~

karren said...

Probably a finch. Nice shot!

SKC said...

That first image is stunning.

snapshots2011 said...

The first picture is beautiful- the way the branches frame the shot, coupled with the silhouette is just amazing!

my3sons said...

I am in love with this silhouette!

Carrie said...

I love the wonderful artistic quality of that first photo!!

Kim said...

That silhouette picture is GORGEOUS! Sorry...I know nothing about bird typing.

Kristin said...

I don't know anything about birds, but your silhouette is outstanding! I love the composition of the leaves and that the little bird is hiding in there so well that you really have to look to see him because the rest of the shot is so very interesting. Nice job.

Susan said...

Beautiful!!

Henrietta said...

That silhouette shot is absolutely stunning, really.
Greetings from Finland

Life-n-Reflection said...

Beautiful Capture!

Heather Parker said...

Breathtaking! Looks like it could be a print ad, so pretty!