Photo 101: a pop of colour

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Red bellied Woodpecker – Yes, even though it’s got a red head. Makes no sense to me either!

A splash of colour in a dull background. I love my bird feeders but I’m rubbish at taking photos of the birds at them. I probably need a longer lens than a 90mm (this shot has a huge crop) The trouble is I don’t know what lens to buy – do I go for a big huge beast that I can’t carry around with me, or do I go for one with a mega zoom and lose the qualilty. I need somebody to just tell me – BUY THIS ONE! I do love my Pentax K5 and really wanted to stay away from the Canons and Nikons, but they do have a better selection of lenses, and by better I mean cheaper! In the meanwhile I’ll continue trying to shoot birds and get frustrated they’re not as sharp as I’d like them to be. (That is shoot birds with a camera obviously!)

Photography 101: Double-take

"Stop following me!!!"
“Stop following me!!!”

American Oystercatchers in Florida…. or maybe they’re British Oystercatchers on holiday?!?

Today’s assignment (or should I say last week’s coz I’m way behind) didn’t really take much thought. Well, it did, but I’m too busy to think all that much about it so maybe I was being lazy. Whatever, this is a pair so therefore doubles! Done.

Oh all right then, I’ll also throw in a seagull

"Where's the chips?"
“Where’s the chips?”

A Snowy Egret

"Dang, I just can't get that yellow paint off my feet!"
“Dang, I just can’t get that yellow paint off my feet!”

Some Comorants

"What time does this party start then?"
“What time does this party start then?”

A Black-bellied Whistling Duck

"Wheet whoo!!!".... no, not that kind whistling you silly duck!
“Wheet whoo!!!”…. no, not that kind whistling you silly duck!

And some Vultures

"What do you wanna do now?" "I dunno. What do you wanna do now?" "I dunno. What do you wanna do now?" Sorry Disney :-/
“What do you wanna do now?”
“I dunno. What do you wanna do now?”
“I dunno. What do you wanna do now?”
Sorry Disney :-/