Just a humble Starling that has taken a liking for the fatballs in the feeder by our kitchen window. I had just done the washing up, after our Boxing day dinner when I noticed the light behind this Starling. The orange background was the bright sunlight lighting up the brickwork on the houses behind us, with the movement of the bushes and shrubs making the whole background softer. Using a wide aperture, handheld and shot through the kitchen window, has helped soften the background as well.
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
I didn't get the chance to get out this weekend, so had to content myself by trying to take pics of the Goldfinches on our back garden feeders. I think the Goldfinch is probably my favourite garden bird because of the colouring. It took quite awhile to actually get them to visit the garden, but now they regularly visit, sometimes up to 8 or 9 at a time.
Funnily enough they are very tolerant of attempts to photograph them, rarely spooking off, when fumbling about focusing and adjusting settings. this pic was actually shot through the glass of our conservatory, so I was quite pleased with the result.