Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Baltimore Oriole in a treetop level with the second floor.
I’ve been photographing the dogs and writing about them for a while, but that’s hardly my only interest and hardly the only thing in my life I might want to take a picture of and share with other folks. The telephoto lens brings a few more subjects in range.
This female Downy Woodpecker has taken a shine to the black oil sunflower seeds we serve up on our porch and she can be pugnacious about pushing off the finches and titmice. She certainly isn’t skittish about the shutter clicking wildly only a few feet away from her.
House Finches are also exceedingly fond of the Sunflower seeds, and are equally happy perched on the feeder or running cleanup duty on the railing.
Tufted Titmouse to visit it from time to time?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I’m still getting the hang of it, but it’s a vastly better machine than my 2006 3x point-and-shoot.
Comet’s a good target either way. I held a stick over the camera and snapped shot after shot. This was the best one.
He also swam much more smoothly than last time.
Since I’m now in possession of the camera that took the picture on the left, I thought it might be a nice moment to compare Comet on 1/6 (his first day with us) and Comet today. Just over four months have passed.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
So, partially in honor of her birthday, and partially because the weather was nice and Comet and Gus have been woefully under-exercised these past couple of weeks, we went up to school to play.
These days they’re most often used as herding dogs for cattle or pigs (hence one of their appellations: Catahoula Hog Dog).
Either way, Josh and Liz now have a very cute brother-sister duo romping around their house.