Tuesday, May 11, 2010

(Day 131) Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Well, almost. (Were you singin' along ?) I was watching the birds and the bees get on with their business today among the trees and the flowers. For the most part they just ignored me as I pointed a Canon their way. The birds just flitted around - I'm sure it was on official bird business - and chirped happily. The flowers just exuded fragrance and beauty. All I had to do was look and press the shutter. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I did.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/800 sec  ISO200)
















(70-200mm  f14  1/50 sec  ISO200)
















(70-200mm  f5.6  1/2500 sec  ISO200)
















(70-200mm  f8  1/160 sec  ISO200)

18 comments:

Katherine said...

I really do enjoy the beautiful strolls through your backyard Rick! These are some very beautiful photos...the birdies look quite contented to hold their pose for you too! Have a great day Rick!

darlin said...

Rick I want your backyard! lol Very beautiful photos as per your usual! Have yourself a wonderful evening.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks for 'strolling' alongside Katherine. The birdie in the bottom photo was singing his heart out - I literally had to tiptoe through the flower garden to get near to him. Hope your day was wonderful too.

Rick said...

@darlin - LOL; thanks. You have a great one too!

Photog Ave said...

These are great, but I really like the first and last shots.

The color, composition, and clarity of shot #4 is marvelous!
You should know how I am about birds by now- I love bird pictures, but they have to be really good to meet my standards, and the last shot, goes above and beyond!

['รด ] Avery

bonifer said...

Great shots Rick, love the last one and the flowers are so pretty !!

Riet said...

LOve all your pictures Rick and all that from your back yard. Great shots.
Fijne dag verder.

S. Etole said...

I wonder how much of this went "unseen" before you picked up your camera. I know my world changed visually when I really started focusing through a lens. What gift!

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thank you Avery; I'm glad the birdie co-operated by staying on that branch while I snuck up on him.

Rick said...

@bonifer - thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Rick said...

@Riet - dank u wel Riet. Thanks also for following.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - I don't think I 'saw' it well before either, Susan. And I'm still learning.

Krista said...

Memories and elephants are playin' in the band...

What a great tune, thanks for getting it stuck in my head *for the rest of my life.* Talk about an earworm! LOL Dooot do doooooo.....

"official bird business" haha! You crack me up!

What beautiful shots here... I don't think I can pick a fave! I like to do that but just can't this time. The flowers on the top are so sweet! I love that colour!

Rick said...

@Krista - I STILL have it in my head :) Glad to see you share a sense of humour (and read my little post LOL). Been having a lot of fun this spring makin' photos - so much to see out there!

Jeanne Klaver said...

Great photos. I love it when nature poses for us!

Karen said...

I love your nature shots, and I'm sure you are not old enough to remember when that song was a hit!!!!

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - thanks Jeanne - I'm glad they waited a bit too!

Rick said...

@Karen - ha ha LOL - I'm not giving away any secrets! :) Thanks for stopping by and your kind words. (I'm a bit late responding - been away)