Last post on the Easter birds, I promise! Here are the pictures I managed to get of some of my feathered friends in flight. While not perfect, I rather like some of them. Let me know what you think…
Easter Sunday saw me spend a little over an hour sat in the joyous UK spring weather (by which I mean near freezing), obsessing over the different birds flitting in and out of view from down my camera lens. All in all, we saw surprising number of different birds, especially considering the naturally noisy family gathering going on inside!
From my recollection, we saw some Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Siskin, and Wagtail. Not bad for an afternoon in the garden, and I even got pictures of some of them!
Below are the ‘eating’ pictures of the various birds happily munching away while I loiter behind some hanging baskets…
Easter Sunday with the wider Hildick/Dipenaar/and more clan in Feldon, Herts. Where we had a lovely day and I ended up playing around with this picture of 3 (of the 4) cats cuddled up together on the sofa for a mid-morning nap. I did then lose just over an hour watching the birds outside…but those are to come later…
Anyway, enjoy and thanks again to our Dipenaar hosts and all the chefs! I ate so much I didn’t need to again for the rest of the Bank Holiday!
A busy Easter for me, including a 36 hour trip to Wales to see family in North Wales, near a beautiful town called Llangollen, well by near, I mean on the side of mountain nearby! Once we got over the boarder we realised just how much snow was left on the ground, and how deep it was!
In any case, the birds were still out in force and I also thought it was quite interesting to see the birds against an unusual backdrop of the snow. Anyway, here they are:
Interesting video from Antonin Kratochvil on his style of photography. Particularly enjoyed this quote:
“You should never use camera to make your pictures. You use yourself, your experience, to make the pictures with the camera. Not the other way around.”