Here you are - the best of my bird pictures from last week:
Don't laugh and say, "It's just a robin." Good birders look at all the birds, even the common backyard ones. Nascent photographers like me appreciate robins because they are big enough, close enough, and patient enough to allow one to fiddle with the camera settings. This is my first bird portrait after attending Wil's 2 hour photography class, in Manual mode. Imagine what I could accomplish if I took one of his weekend workshops!
Studies in black, white, and shades of gray:
You all know whose hand this is.
For my friend Lynne of Hasty Brook:
an elusive singer, hiding in the bushes at Meadows House
How to photograph a flitty little bird:
At a bird banding, don't blink
I'm already making plans for New River, 2011. Dates are May 2-7. Will you Flock with us?