There are some photos that are epic and should never be lost. There are others that should be deleted as soon as they are taken, and never spoken of again.
These are pretty good/easy posts b/c photos look cool but once you have the photo, you let those thousand words do the typing and you can go make toast.
I'm fond of this one for some semi-obvious reasons, plus the color in this shot is remarkable. I don't know if it's been "digitally enhanced", I kinda hope not. (via the Bertram Gallery)
We had zero yard in Dover. So, it was difficult to attract many birds near enough for observation. I did put up one of those suction-cup-mounted window feeders. A purple finch stopped by for a snack pretty rapidly. However, our cats took to jumping at the window whenever he landed. So Mr. purple finch never stayed at the feeder for long. A wind storm knocked that feeder down, and an eccentric (most people would say crazy) man who kept the streets clean took it away before I could get it the next morning. It was nice of the eccentric man to clean our streets, anyway.
I was pretty excited to have a yard so the cats and I could watch birds from far enough away to not scare them off. I figured it would take a couple days for some avian visitors to find my new feeder. So, I was pleasantly surprised when half a dozen goldfinches swooped in not ten minutes after I’d hung the feeder.
I like how one is hanging out sideways here:
This female landing on the cord is pretty cool too:
Narration by Beth (she didn’t know I was recording a movie ^_^).
It's a small detail, but I like the new menubar on Soapbox. Of course, now I need to take advantage, and y'know, actually post more than once a fortnight.
What's interesting about this shot is that I was trying to see if I could capture a "green flash"... but on my little iph0ne camera it looks yellow - the the human eye, none of that bright yellow "sun" are was visible... to the naked eye, the sun had already set. Nathaniel, Brian, ideas?