Sunday, July 6, 2008

Show & Tell w/ Mel

As I have posted before, I am infatuated with these little Robin's that live under my deck. Even though I dont really like bugs and critters, I find myself taking pictures of them all the time! Since the Robin's are quite big now, I was able to stand on a chair on the ground and capture a few pics from the ground instead of looking down through the slats of the deck. If you would like to see them a few days ago, click here.

The first two images are through the slats of my deck, as the others were. This is only two of the three birdies in the nest.

The following images are from the ground up, standing on a chair.

Last year, we planted a cherry blossom tree near a walkway in our back yard. It is a very small but full tree and perfect for a nest. I had taken a picture of this nest before when it just had one egg in it. Then there were three eggs. We think it is a Finch, but not too sure. The mama bird is brown with an orange beak. Anyways, they hatched!

Money shot!!

Ok, now for one last critter photo for the day. This guy is out in our garage hanging onto an electric cord. I saw him maybe last week and thought, "Hmmm, thats kinda interesting".....thinking he was alive and just hanging on. When I mentioned it to Keith, he told me that he found him there like a month ago! It sounds so morbid, but I instantly thought, "Hanging on for dear life, and dying".

This is also my first attempt at 'high key' , thanks to Christina.

Check out other Show & Tell's here.


Malky B. July 6, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

Wow! These pictures should be in a magazine there amazing! The miracle of life.

Wishing 4 One July 6, 2008 at 1:02 PM  

I agree with malky you should so submit these to like National Geographic or something. WOW.....amazing really, really amazing!!! Seriously consider submitting somewhere.

Wishing 4 One July 6, 2008 at 1:05 PM  

The deadline was July 1st....damn.

I'll keep looking and email you.

Murgdan July 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM  

Wow! Those pics (and chicks) are amazing! Love them love them love them.

Sam July 6, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

incredible photographs!! I can see myself getting close ups of birds, but insects...not so much!!! I can take photos of them, but from a respectable distance!!

Melzie July 6, 2008 at 2:34 PM  

Great shots! The last one, where it's hanging on, it's kinda poignant... I guess everything DOES have a time in it's life where you hang on with everything you've got...

My S&T

Christina July 6, 2008 at 4:08 PM  

You have TWO sets of baby birds?! OMG, that is just too cool to be true. They first set is actually starting to look like birds now! They're so ugly they're cute. ;o) The pictures are absolutely incredible - nature photography is totally your niche. And the high key, wow, you've got it, girl!

DC July 6, 2008 at 5:51 PM  

Oh my goodness . . . the baby birds are SOOOO cute!! :) Thanks for sharing these incredible pictures.

luna July 6, 2008 at 9:47 PM  

what gorgeous photos! and adorable baby birds. thanks for sharing.

laura - dolcepics July 7, 2008 at 12:01 AM  

Yes these images are breathtaking! Great job shooting them AND processing them! Amazing!

Stacy July 7, 2008 at 7:42 PM  

I love your bird shots - it is so fun watching them grow.

Nit July 8, 2008 at 6:36 AM  

I agree with the PP's...these photos are amazing!!!

The birds are soooo cool!!!

Vee July 8, 2008 at 7:16 AM  

Absolutely brilliant photos! The birds are so cute.

lovelylalo July 8, 2008 at 2:40 PM  

Your last critter is amazing! Great skill for sure.

Jaimee July 9, 2008 at 6:27 PM  

WOW Joanna...these are awesome..So cool to see them growing from "scratch"! And, awesome job on that high-key!

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