Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My kind of paparazzi ...

 I think what I will miss most


 as the blossoms give way


to a new season of foliage


is that my feathered friends will take refuge



from my constant prying camera.
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"Huurrrmmmppphhh!"


~ sharing with ~

56 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha they will def have more places to hide...i bet they still show it off for you a bit though...smiles. great pics

Jill said...

You'll just have to get sneakier! ;) Beautiful photos!

whitey said...

Beautiful collection of birds and blossoms!

unrosetoinviacerreto said...

What a beautiful bird, here to me I've never seen so
colored. Seem to be posing in front of the camera.
You take, as always, wonderful photos.
Ciao
Loretta

Michael said...

really love the female cardinal pic, and I agree, even only we could keep spring in a perpetual state of becoming, birding would be easier.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Gorgeous colors!

Barbara said...

Mine still manage to hide, even without the foliage!

Laura said...

Hopefully you will fool them every now and then as I hope to see many more shots of these amazing birds. You are so lucky to have such colourful subjects.

TexWisGirl said...

too funny. you'll just have to lure them in with more seed and treats. :)

islandwonder said...

So cute! I want to rub the first birds cute little head.

Sylvia K said...

They are such cute little buggers!! Guess you will have to lure them with more goodies!! Love your colorful captures, Reena, as always! Enjoy your day -- all of you!!!

Sylvia

My Journey With Candida said...

I love the beautiful winter birds we have in Pennsylvania. You do them justice with your pictures.

gina said...

Oh, such sweet little birds - I never thought how it is easier to capture them before the trees leaf out. Two lovely mourning doves landed on my window sill the other day and peered in at me -- such a delightful surprise!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I live with that frustration all the time because we have pines and redwoods.

joo said...

What a beautiful post!

mick said...

The birds are beautiful but so are the flowers. I like the little blue fellow color coordinated with the blue flowers!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

HE, he, he, that pesky foliage. I know exactly what you mean.

Sandra said...

thank you Lord for prying cameras. so beautiful and each is perfect. the first is my favorite. he is sooooo cute

Ginny said...

Wow, love the jay shot in the camouflaging flowers! And the cardinal looks like a very young one. You are right, when the leaves come out, it is not easy to get good shots of the birds, or even see them!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You'll have to coax them out with some gourmet seed in the feeders. Can't get enough of those Cardinals.

Tammy said...

It will give you a reason to look forward to winter :)

Thanks for the sensor cleaning tips. I think I'll do the same. I would love to hear how it goes for you.

Ivanhoe said...

Your pics are so sharp and colorful! Love it! You will have to loor them to the bird feeder ;)

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots of the cardinals!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Become one with nature and the birds will come to you!

Hilary said...

Oh yes, I feel the same way. But then the occasionaly summer catch is a victory. Beautiful blossoms and birds.

CherryPie said...

Lovely captures :-)

Ann said...

Just think of it as the thrill of the hunt for the perfect shot :)

Gunnar H. said...

Hey! I nice blog and with many interesting pictures. I´ll start following it. Many greetings from Norway :-)

Pat said...

You're right! They love to hide behind the leaves. These shots are beautiful!

Michaele said...

Love that last photo : )
You will just have to build yourself a tree house. After that bathroom remodel, there is nothing I won't suggest you do.

Debbie said...

oh those pesky leaves, they can be such a bother!!

Country Girl said...

I was going to say something else, but loved what Michaele said. So I'm going to do a ditto to that ~

eileeninmd said...

Reena, wonderful shots of the birds. Once the leaves are on the trees it will be much harder to get a decent bird photo. I think they will still show their pretty selves around your yard.

Gillian Olson said...

Yes naked trees do make bird spotting a lot easier. That last cardinal pose is very funny.

Steve Gravano said...

Oh, I bet if you feed them, they will come.

lisa said...

How wonderful these are Reena, especially the first one.

rainfield61 said...

You have to crawl, camouflage, and hide in order to pry.

Jazzi said...

These little guys are soo cute!! Love the pictures.

wags
Jazzi

Springman said...

Cools stuff, love the cardinals!

Mark said...

Always love your bird pics, really nice.

GailO said...

That redbud is stunning!

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

hi reena, absolutely loved seeing those beautiful birds!

exceptional photos as usual.

betty xx

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Daryl Edelstein said...

bring on the birds ... I doubt they'll hide for long .. I do believe they like posing for you! xo

Linda R said...

Ahhh.. I do love seeing your bird shots. How cool to have so many different birds.

Madi and Mom said...

I agree. I purposely set up my feeders and bird bath near shrubs and cover. I have to keep reminding myself it is for they safety and if I want a picture I need to put up my lounge chair and a cooler of food and WAIT!!
Hugs C

AudreyO said...

But just think, they'll be back next year with their babies :)

Suldog said...

Yeah, Spring and Autumn give the best views of backyard friends.

Fjällripan said...

Wonderful pictures of both the beautiful birds and the lovely flowers! :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have a feeling you will find a way to find them! :-))

Larry said...

Well said Reena! And the bird photos are beautiful. The first one of the female Northern Cardinal is absolutely fantastic!

Mama Zen said...

I know exactly what you mean!

That first shot is a stunner.

Ross said...

Something tells me that you'll still be able to capture these fantastic shots!!

Margaret said...

Such beauty. The second is really rather stunning too!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful birds and photos of them!

Lisa said...

You captured the most beautiful light along with your photography.
I love that pink