Northern Cardinal in Winter

Northern Cardinal in Winter

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederAnother photo of one of my backyard Northern Cardinals.  This one was taken with my Canon 7D and 400 mm lens at f/5.6.  The 7D and 400 mm lens combination is quickly becoming my favorite photo setup for bird photography.  The 300mm […]

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Flock of House Finches

Flock of House Finches lined up for lunch

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederHere’s a photo of my most common winter bird feeder visitors, House Finches.  Whereas the Chickadees and Titmouses are very polite eaters, taking one seed at a time, these guys line up like it’s a buffet line (as can be seen in […]

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Downy Woodpecker in the winter

Downy Woodpecker

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederToday at lunch, I was taking a few photos before heading back to work and was able to capture a few shots of this male Downy Woodpecker (at least I think it’s a Downy and not a Hairy Woodpecker).  He was taking […]

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Tufted Timouse

Another Tufted Titmouse Photo

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederI’ve been playing around with various post processing methods for birds and believe I’m focusing in on a series of techniques that look the best.  I’ve tried various plug-ins for Lightroom and Photoshop, but what I like the best is just using […]

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Chickadee with Canon 300 mm lens

Chickadee with 300 mm f/4 lens and new Canon 7D

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederAfter I purchased my new Canon 300 mm f/4.0 lens, I realized that my T1i was starting to get rather “long in the tooth”.  I’ve had my eye on a Canon 7D for quite a while, so I decided to sell a […]

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Tufted Titmouse Photographed with 300 mm F4 Lens

First Photo with my new Lens – Tufted Titmouse

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder This week, I decided it was time to sell stuff that I don’t use anymore (primarily from old hobbies) and take the money and buy a good lens.  So, I bought a Canon 300 mm F4 L lens.  To say the least, […]

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A Northern Cardinal Photo

My First Bird Photo using “Better Beamer” and Flash

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Birds at My BirdfeederI’ve been really focusing on improving my photography and post-processing skills, which has kept me away from posting lately.  I’ve done quite a bit of training on Photoshop and polished up my skills with Lightroom and the Nik Software plug-ins.  I also […]

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Female Dark-Eyed Junco

Female Dark-eyed Junco on Branch

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder  A couple of  weeks ago, it was a relatively nice day so I took my camera, Tokina 80-400 mm lens, tripod, and a chair into the back yard and started photographing birds.  I was relatively close to where they hang out, […]

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