Friday, October 26, 2012

Gluttons


 The last several days have been beautifully warm and golden.  The leaves are at their peak here in Philly.  I haven't been out and about with my camera lately but did get in a few shots during a stroll along the Wissahickon trail while our son was here visiting this past week.  The image above is the stream's reflection of autumn at its best.

I sat for a while along the stream watching the ducks paddle about, scooping up some edibles along the shallow bank.

 I rarely get duck photos so I was pleased to add a few to my collection.

 Of course, I have no trouble getting photos 
of my backyard feathered friends.

 They have been aggressively feeding and quickly
emptying my feeders every couple of days!


Some are very picky eaters, tossing out morsels that do not suit them 
until they find exactly that right peanut.
The squirrels and doves are thankful 
for their discards though!

And I'm reminded that the feeders are empty again
as this mournful little titmouse waits for a refilling.
Guess I better get my hiney in gear!

Have an awesome weekend my friends!
We're off to Amsterdam so I'll be sharing 
a bit of their fall with you next week.

(P.S.  I'm behind on my visits 
but will catch up soon!)



39 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous reflections and colors and I do love all the ducks and birds! Delightful captures as always, Reena! Have a safe and wonderful trip! I do look forward to your photos!!

TexWisGirl said...

you travel more than anyone else i 'know'. :) be safe and enjoy.

these photos have the most lovely color and light!

Patricia said...

Have a wonderful time exploring autumn in Amsterdam. I bet you come home with wonderful photos.

bailey-road.com said...

These are beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have been looking at new lenses for my camera and your photos are why--They are amazing!

I hope your trip is a safe one, and I'll look forward to more incredible photos!!

Take care!!

Rohrerbot said...

Have fun!!! Sounds like you've got lots of fun planned:) Sometimes things get busy. Be safe and take lots of incredible photos like you always do:)

Mark Catanach said...

Lovely photos, isnt Autumn great for us photographers :) enjoy, look forward to reading more adventures

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you are one busy lady. safe travels. can't wait to see what you see.

these are great shots. love the woodpecker. beauty. (:

bill lisleman said...

lots of good walking to be had in Amsterdam. Those ducks look to be walking on water.

Brian Miller said...

your birds are great but i could seriously stare at that first pic forever...love the colors reflected in that water....

travel light.

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful photos Reena. Some of the birds are very similar to our British ones and others completely different. I always like your titmice.

Lois Evensen said...

What spectacular Fall images and reflections. Have a great trip and we look forward to seeing you here when you return.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, Reena! Have a great trip to Amsterdam!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such beauty! The standouts for me are the blue jay with the gorgeous bokeh and the first shot of the reflection.

Grace said...

Lovely pictures ~ The colors of the birds are glorious ~

Barb said...

Reena, I haven't heard the word "hiney" since I left PA! Your watery photos are mesmerizing and the bird shots have such clarity. Enjoy your trip.

Evelyn S. said...

What a wonderful golden image that first one is! Beautifully done, Reena! The series is a great one, indicative of a very positive walk. (Will enjoy seeing images of Amsterdam.)

rainfield61 said...

You will fly again!!!

That is awesome, as a professional traveler.

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...The first one is awesome...and the last is one of my favorite feathered friends... cute!!
Grace

Tricia Hays said...

beautiful captures & safe travels =)

Mark said...

It is great in Philly right now, isn't it? That's why I'm so unhappy to be here on a boat in Texas. Looking forward to your report from Amsterdam. That destination is on our radar.
Enjoy

GailO said...

Can't wait to see your Amsterdam pictures! I the meantime I'm sure your bird friends will be missing you:)

These shots are outstanding!

Ross said...

Beautiful shots! Can't wait to see the shots that you'll be bringing back from Amsterdam. Winter has hit us here!

Daryl said...

Uh oh .. you forgot something ... me!!!!!!!!

Are We There Yet! said...

We have some ducks that swim in the pond behind my house. You got some great shots of them. Everytime I go out to get a picture, they swim to the other side. I guess I am not as fast as you are.

Barb said...

Beautiful shots as usual!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, look forward to seeing what you find in Amsterdam.

God's Little People said...

Reena, these images are so very atmospheric - maybe I say that every time but I think it's a real gift being able to take the beholder to a special place in themselves... And I do so appreciate your Fall images from your last post too. We don't really get Fall here in Greece and I so miss the beautiful colors during Fall... I'm sure Amsterdam will be a color treat! Wishing you a terrific trip!

Ivanhoe said...

Such a nice reflection capture! I hope all those hungry birds does not mean bad and long and cold winter. I'm so not ready! ;)
Hugs from Ohio,
I.

Michael Manning said...

What a nice collection to celebrate Autumn! This has now become my favorite time of year!

Linda R said...

Always a joy to see your photo and your backyard friends. Enjoy your trip..

Safe travels my friend.

Hugs~

Dianne said...

I hope your flight got out!

the reflection shot is stunning

and all your yard friends are sweet and adorable

Betty Manousos said...

wow, reena the reflections are terrific, so are the colours!

what a feast for the eyes!

safe travels!

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful photos, Reena! I hope Sandy isn't as bad as the weather people have predicted.

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosas capturas,son excelentes todas tus fotos!! Saludos desde Argentina.

Sharkbytes said...

I love the ducks. They are always fun, even the common mallards.

Jennifer Richardson said...

your photos
give my imagination
wings:)
thanks for sharing
the beauty that you see,
Jen

Jennifer Richardson said...

your photos
give my imagination
wings:)
thanks for sharing
the beauty that you see,
Jen

Kerri said...

Oh you know how I love your birdie posts :) These are Delightful!