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Monday, May 7, 2012

Our World Tuesday: First week of May

The red-bellied woodpecker has become my alarm clock beating on the drain pipe like a drum. 
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The butterfly weed holds on to rain and creates jewels.
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Before too long it will flower and the butterflies will be happy.
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The American Robin struts through the grass with an eye out for insects.
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The blue jay is all fluffed out in the bath.
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The house finch shows off his ruby head.
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Even the office buildings are green this time of the year.
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The female cardinal is having a long bath on a hotter than normal day.
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26 comments:

LadyFi said...

Hurray for these lovely May shots!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful. You are lucky to have such fine birds around you.

Sylvia K said...

Happy birds! They love spring as much as I do and I'm sure they're just as glad to see it as I am! Terrific captures, Carver, the birds are absolutely gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful week!

sylvia

Randi said...

These images are enchanted! Love your bird shots! I would like to know which lens you use???

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lew said...

Nothing like a hungry woodpecker for an alarm clock! Great shots of the birds.

Antonette said...

Love your bird bath shots!

Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting. To answer the question about the lens: I used the built in 36x f3.4-5.7 21.5-800mm lens (35mm equivalent)on my Nikon PS500 camera for the bird shots and the built in macro setting for the raindrops.

Joyful said...

Great macros and close ups. I just love to watch birds in the water.

eileeninmd said...

You do see some wonderful birds, great photos. Thanks for sharing!

Snap said...

You have a very handsome alarm clock! I always smile when I see the birds at the bath. Fun shots!

Arija said...

I hate to be a wet blanket but I really don't think that woodpecker will be too successful in hammering out a nest in the drain pipe. A lovely collection of birds Carver.

Valerie said...

Marvellous bird captures Carver - thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Great captures. Lucky you surrounded by these!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lots of fun shots that made me smile, Carver! I LOVE your red-bellied woodpecker. :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing, delightful, lovely!

lissa said...

the woodpecker looks cute with its orange head.

I hear birds chirping in the morning where I am which is probably less annoying than a woodpecker. only wish they were do it at a reason hour.

hope you have a sweet spring.

Black Jack's Carol said...

You get some wonderful birds at your feeder, Carver. Here, I consider it a special gift when i see any sort of woodpecker, and even Blue Jays are rare sightings. Lovely photos!

FotoAnna said...

So beautiful captures and I also love the drops!
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

jewaicious said...

What beautiful bird compositions. Each one a joy to look at.

kanak7 said...

So much happening around you...I love the birds and the diamonds on the leaves!:)

Karen said...

Great bird captures! Love that woodpecker.

Gillian Olson said...

I love the bird pictures especially the ones having a bath. Thanks for sharing these. I was told that the reason that woodpeckers (males) hammer on metal objects to to make a lot of noise to attract a mate.

Phoenix said...

I absolutely LOVE these shots!! You have a great eye for detail! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

Genie said...

These close up captures are so fine they could be used in a bird book. I am so impressed with this post. Loved seeing the different birds up close and personal. That blue jay looks fearless. When I was a little girl they used to get into attack mode with my mother would go out to hang out the clothes to dry. Impressive pictures this week. genie

Fun60 said...

I loved that photo of the woodpecker. Not a common sight here in London.

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