The last morning on my trip up north in October, I was at a location for sunrise that was near a bay in Lake Superior. I was really struggling photographically with the contrast in the scene, despite having and using my split filters, and decided to back off and shoot some video.
There are two videos, one showing the beautiful sunrise and one shortly after the sun came up. This is a sunrise that photographers dream of when they are on trips so I was very aware of how lucky I was.
The highlights of these videos are the bird songs that can be heard. Towards the end of the first video (at about 1:02), you can hear but not see a bird flapping its wings so loudly that I think it might have been related to a pterodactyl.
As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you will visit again soon.
The recent spring snowfalls were a good incentive for the local birds to visit the bird feeder. I was trying to photograph the variety of birds and colors at the feeder and caught these couple images in the lot of them. They are pretty cute and I have to admit I got lucky too.
There are 5 or 6 holes at this feeder but I've never seen that many birds at it. Most birds seem to like a little space on each side of them.
Pictured here are the male and female American Goldfinch, a male House Finch and the bird in flight is a Dark-eyed Junco. At least I am pretty sure about that. I'm not an official "birder" but was able to match them up in a bird book.
I hope you are enjoying Spring wherever you are!
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