Saturday, February 14, 2009

Camera Critter #45

A couple of days ago, our wonderful owner of this meme, tagged me for something someone tagged her for. It was a Photo Meme and my entry can be seen here.

In the post, I mentioned it wasn't the best image of that series, so I decided I would post the best one from that particular series and the best shots of that day's shoot. The images were all shot on April 17, 2008 at one of my favorite areas in Redmond, Oregon -- Fireman's Pond. So, here they are.

This first image was the best one from that series which provided the photo I was tagged for. I managed to get the warbler in a good pose.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The next shot was taken about 100 feet from the shot above, off the side of a small man-made peninsula at the pond.

Song Sparrow

Another tree near the parking lot at the pond, was the site where the warbler image below was taken. In my opinion, a much better shot than the first image, what with fewer distraction of tree branches.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

In a tree in the picnic area of the pond, I located the sparrow below. There were also some Dark-eyed Juncos in the area, but I wasn't able to get any decent images of them.

White-crowned Sparrow

The sparrow below was an exciting find for me, as it was the first time I had seen one of these sparrows in the area. It was also found near the picnic area.

Savannah Sparrow

Although there were a lot of birds in the area, the major species are (except as noted) seen here. It was a good day of shooting for me, and I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I enjoyed shooting the photos.

Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is family fun for everyone. If you're interested in more fun, go there and check out the rest of the players. And then, join the fun!

19 comments:

Rhea said...

Great bird photo! It's hard to get good photos of them, because they like to move a lot and fly. Nice job!

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice photo's!

Craig

Swarna said...

I'm glad you had such august company in that picnin spot!

Bruce said...

oh, more pretty little birdies...I'm so excited now...happy valentine's day:)

Carolina said...

Great shots, nice birds.

i beati said...

how wonderfu a real array Sandy

Darla said...

Wonderful series and glad you put the names of them too.

Misty Dawn said...

These shots are fantastic, Bear! That second shot of the Warbler deserves to be in a birding book!

Snap said...

Wonderful! Birds are some of my favorite critters. Thank you!

Skittles said...

I'm always impressed when people know the names of birds. Plus being able to take such wonderful pictures??? My hat is off to you.

Oh wait. YOU'RE Bear? The one Misty always talks about? Nice to meet you.

fishing guy said...

Ash: Neat bird photos, I showed some also.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your bird photos are wonderful. What a nice variety you've shown us.

Dianne said...

I love the top shot

Denise said...

Lovely bird images. You captured some great shots there. Happy Valentine's Day!

Babooshka said...

I am always envious of the birds you show that just aren't here.

Manz said...

I'm with Skittles... you must be Bear? You gave Misty the name of the hawk in her cc post this week?

Anyway, to your cc post. I love it.
I agree with you and think that the second image of the Yellow-rumped Warbler is the better image. It has lovely colouring which gets a little lost in the first photo.

I also like the shadow that's falling across the face of the White-crowned Sparrow. That and the layering of elements that fall in and out of focus!

Tink *~*~* said...

Some nice shots, and I appreciate that you took the time to identify them too.

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Misty Dawn said...

WAIT!!! WHO are you? I don't know you, do I? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh you're that guy I talk to every single day... are you? But are you who you really are or just who you seem? eh? seriously?
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Regina Marie said...

These are wonderful..I think you did a great job! The white crowned sparrow is a beauty too-