Saturday, January 23, 2010

Camera Critters: Red-bellied Woodpecker, White-throated Sparrow

Today we feature more birds from the natural bird feeders. There is a very limited variety of species that utilize them, but those that do are there in plenty.

All of the photos were taken with the Canon 7D and the 500mmF4 L.


Red-bellied Woodpecker-Early Morning ISO 640


The next two photos were taken as the rays of the late evening sun bathed the feeding area in a warm glow. Taken at ISO 200.

White-throated Sparrow


White-throated Sparrow-a different view

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22 comments:

Michael said...

beautiful birds.

Snap said...

Just beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the woodie and sparrow, Willard!

Lavender Cottage said...

Super shots - and what a difference lighting can make.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable critters!Your pictures are perfect and my favourite bird is the first one, so elegant!
Happy Camera critters
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Marci said...

Very beautiful!
I love the yellow spot on the sparrow. We do not have any of them here, I wish we did! We do have a red bellied...just one, a female.
Thanks for sharing these awesome photos.

Martha in PA said...

Stunning photos! I love the woodpecker!

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Joops said...

beautiful birds.

My Camera Critters entry

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Willard: What neat captures of the birds. Those red bellies never give me an underneath shot.

Hootin' Anni said...

I've never seen a white throated sparrow before...amazing.

My C C is posted below my Photo Hunt Photo. Come see if you have time in your busy day! Happy weekend.

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Carolyn Ford said...

These are such beautiful photographs! Absolutely stunning!

Carletta said...

Excellent shots Willard!
I really like the golden glow.
You are as adept at taking bird images as you are with the deer. :)
Carletta’s Captures.

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely to be able to get them in a natural setting. I've only seen a white-throated once this winter, but the red-bellies are here everyday and it's been a very cold western NY winter....Michelle

Lisa said...

Fantastic shots and gorgeous birds!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful bird photos again this week.

A Blog In The Rough said...

great pictures of cute birds, thanks for posting them :)
Happy weekend!

Joy said...

Gosh these are beautiful shots, Willard!

imac said...

Great shots of birds Willard.

JimB said...

Willard
I love your bird photos--nice and sharp and great composition. I like the natural feeders you and Coy I have done. We built one Saturday outside our shop.

Jim

sfriel said...

Looks like the new box is working very well for you! Great shots!

Stacey Huston said...

Stunning photos as always..

lauragray said...

Wow! Great shots of the Woodie and the bird, especially the shot of the yellow sparrow. I love it! Your pictures are perfect! Laura is the one of the great photographer in Los Angeles that have experiences for good shots. Thank you for sharing this blog.