pictures of birds

This beautiful juvenile male Rose-breasted Grosbeak visited our feeder this morning just after a heavy rain. It’s nothing fancy, it is sitting on a platform feeder. But it’s a rare sight to see these birds pass through our backyard, and when they do, it’s a brief visit during spring or fall migration. This is the first juvenile [...]

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We awoke to another snowfall this morning, bringing our season total to just shy of 70″. Running a little behind compared to this time last year, I am sure we will make it up with a snowstorm predicted for this Sunday. I bundled up and went out just after daybreak to clean snow from our [...]

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It has been a long, cold and snowy winter so far here in Maine. I love the snow, but I am ready for the sights, sounds and smells of spring. I long for the view seen on the left, the Doubling Point Lighthouse as seen from our back yard in the spring. At the present time, [...]

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Some of you have asked me, “what camera equipment do you have?” Others want to know what camera settings I use when photographing birds. Do I use a tripod, or do I freehand the shots? What kind of post-processing do you do? While I can answer most of these questions, camera settings depend on lighting, your [...]

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