Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Variety

For today I have a variety of pictures taken over the last few days.
This is an adult Golden Eagle.Although they are not as distinctly colored as the Bald Eagle,they are just as magnificent.
Not every creature we photograph has wings.
The Porcupine was sitting in a tree and allowed us to get really close.
Do you think he is having a 'bad hair day'?
Jake got this picture,of a Red-breasted Nuthatch,a few days ago,when we had mild temperatures and sunshine.
Today the temps have dropped and it is windy and cold.
I shot this today.After coming home from a drive,looking for birds,this Pine Siskin sat so close,I just had to get a picture.Before long these birds will disperse in order to raise their families.

On a side note,we did see 6 Bald Eagles today,but unfortunately all out of camera  reach.

Glorify the Lord with me,and let us exalt His name together.
Psalm 34:3

26 comments:

Diane said...

Excellent pictures, Ruth and Jake. The birds are so pretty and the shot of the porquipine is outstanding. He doesn't look sharp and dangerous, does he. I've known of so many dogs who tangled with them. Have a blessed night. Diane

Willard said...

A fine group of photos. I especially like the shot of the porcupine.

In reference to the cropping, I never worry so much about the file size, but rather look closely at the fine detail in the photo and do not crop enough that the photo becomes too pixelated or unsharp.

Barbie ♥ said...

Ruth - Like the others I am in awe of your fine close-up of a porcupine! Such detail I have never seen...I know they will allow you to get close but they are usually so darn high up in a tree! My husband tells me they move like a sloth - very slow. But then he once had one fall right in front of him in the woods. Wouldn't that be scary? Ha.
We've had no Pine Siskins this year where I live in PA. Very nice shot!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

I'm not sure I have ever seen a porcupine in real life. I've seen pictures and probably have seen them in zoos --or places like that. That is SUPER....

And of course, I love seeing your birds especially those eagles... I'm SO envious!!!!!

We didn't have any Pine Siskins this winter --after having hundreds of them last winter. Weird!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Elaine said...

A lovely series of photos. The porcupine shot is very nice and the pine siskin is just too cute. He looks like he's posing for you.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures, Ruth! That close-up one of the porcupine is special because most people never get to see one of those!

Kay said...

I especially like the porcupine photo.

Arija said...

You' ve still got me giggling about the porcupine that looks just like a monkey!

Hugs and blessings, Arija

Dawning Inspiration said...

I've seen your name around so thought I'd come by to visit. Gorgeous images - love that porcupine one for sure! I'll be back!

Regina said...

All are amazing and excellent!
Have a wonderful day and springtime.

jalynn01 said...

I so enjoyed seeing the close up of the porcupine...his little face and eyes. Never been that close to one myself. And as always your birds are delightful as well.

Unknown said...

Fantastic shots, Ruth! I think that is a GOOD hair day for a porcupine! LOL!

Stine in Ontario said...

Wonderful photos! I have never seen a porcupine up that close. It's a fabulous photo!

It has turned cold here too. Brrr.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice series of photos. We see the Porkies around here, most always in a tree!

George said...

Talk about a bad hair day! The picture of the porcupine is priceless. All of your pictures are wonderful, but I especially like the picture of the eagle.

Monica H said...

Those have to be the cutest little birds ever.

Christy said...

Great pictures, Ruth. The porcupine is especially intriguing to me as I have never seen one in the wild only at the zoo. I noticed on Willard's blog you asked about cropping - I was taught that printable pixel range is between 240-360 so this is the target number to aim for. Not to worry about file size so much. I also agree with Willard's comment and to make sure that it doesn't look too pixelated or unsharp. Just thought I would put my two cents in there, hope that it might help you.

Peggy said...

That porcupine is a cutie! I would love to capture one of those! And you got sooo close! Congrats!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What glorious opportunities for photos you have! We unfortunately do not get to see the eagles in our area but porcupines are plentiful. I really like his portrait!

Leedra said...

Porcupine...just to see one is wonderful, but to get a photograph. Sorry you didn't get the eagles.

Karin said...

Very interesting photos Ruth, especially the porcupine! You sure got close!

Coy Hill said...

Beautiful spread of photos Ruth. Days outdoors like this are what make great memories and the photos only reinforce them. The siskin shot is exceptionally sharp!

Becky said...

I love that porky Ruth. What a doll! Your pictures are so clear!
Great job.
B.

Valerie said...

Ruth I love that porcupine!! How cool is that. I think I would have been too afraid to get close up. But what a face. Thanks so much for sharing it. And that eagle is magnificent. So powerful. I hope someday I will see one. Certainly it won't be here in Western NY - I guess I'll just have to get my H to take me somewhere!

HAve a beautiful weekend. It is sunny here - but still so very cold!

Brian Carrey said...

Great photos!!! The porcupine looks very funny haha!

Andrea said...

i browsed on most of your old posts from newest to here. You have really wonderful awesome photos. They make me envious, if only i have resources for nice lenses. Grrrr!