Hi folks, I trust you’re all well? I was going to post this up last week but the lurgy came and took me away for a while, not a pleasant trip at all I have to say!) so I’m a week behind once again! Today’s offering brings you garden birds, spiders and pets.
These photos were taken at the start of May when robins, blue tits and great tits were going mad in our back garden for the sunflower hearts I’d put up in a feeder.
As always I welcome any feedback you might have, so please drop me a note in the comments and let me know what you think 🙂
Being relatively new to bird photography it’s taken a little while to work out the practice that works best for me, so as I’m still at the bottom of a very steep learning curve please forgive any ‘iffy’ photos.
I decided to group them up into their proper categories as there’s a mix of subjects here, so I’ll start off with a couple of spider pics (any arachnophobes, look away now :p)
Anyone who knows me will know that I’m not the world’s biggest fan of our eight legged freaks, but that said I’ve always been fascinated by them, the zebra spider directly below is a jumping spider which I have no problem with however, they are beautiful looking things and extremely curious and, having the best eyesight of spiders are accomplished hunters.
The garden spider above was actually a tiny baby spider but my macro lens did a great job of making a monster out of it!
And now on to our pets, the tortoiseshell is Freddie, a very leoline and pretty looking cat, so photogenic (I think). The black & white is Flash, Freddie’s half brother who is a bit of a bully;
A random shot of my beautiful daughter, taken without her knowing, so a great natural shot…
And of course, needing no introduction really, Maya our Ridgie. The first photo was taken by my daughter…
Wow, all those photos and I haven;t finished yet! Bit of a bumper edition today so thanks for sticking with me through my self-indulgent pet photos!
The next set are of the blue tits and great tits that are now a regular sight on the bird feeder;
And finally these little chaps seem to be my latest muse, so tiny, so cute but oh-so territorial!
Wow, that’s it, I’m spent! Hope I didn’t bore you too much and I hope you liked the photos. As I mentioned above, I love hearing your feedback so please don’t be shy, let me know what you think in the comments boxes 🙂
Have a great week and thanks once again for taking time out.