An early morning stroll to see what I could see was one of the first things that I did after the coffee of course.
It was a Bluebird kind of morning .
A Carolina Chickadee stuck around long enough for me to grab a few frames of it. What makes this a Carolina Chickadee is the location other that that I honestly cannot see a difference inbetween this an the Black Capped Chickadee.
Seeing as I had enough fish to eat and did not want to struggle to catch another one I took the lens and camera down to the dock to see what I could see.
I suspected correctly that the red of the Trumpet Vine would attract the Hummingbirds.
A few seconds after I grabbed this frame the one in the lower left side of the frame chased off the one on the upper right side of the frame. To me I have great respect for those that get great shots of hummingbirds because they are insanely difficult to get a shot of.
I got lucky with this frame because I was trying to get a good shot of this guy on the plant it was picking Mayflies off of. It is a Pine Warbler and they were plentiful this morning.
In the late afternoon my mom and I took another stroll to see what we could see. The Pine Warblers were still out and about but the bluebirds were hiding. She picked up my curse of what she was trying to photograph was being scarse.
This was the night I got to see the Prairie Warbler the first time but the photo was barely good enough for an id shot . Nothing I would post anywhere other than the trashcan.
We did get to watch a Great Blue Heron for a while .
One thing that I have learned to pay attention to is watch your highlights. Keep them from clipping the right side of your histogram also if there is colors in the bird watch those colors in the Luminosity histogram. I have a number of shots that I failed to pay attention to this on and well yellow or blue became white and that irritated me when I was reviewing them . With birds like the Great Blue I shoot so my histogram is to the right and I darken down the image in post processing but I do not want the highlights to touch the right side so I try to make sure I have a good amount of the histogram on the right most part but with enough space from the edge. This allows me to have enough detail in the whiter parts of the feathers.