Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Birds get in the way................................................. of my images of Twigs

 Found during my image sorting.... some of the ones that missed out.
Just the odd twig (or ten) in the way of a clean image... or am I just being fussy.

Chaffinch.

Goldfinch.

Robin in my garden singing his heart out last March.

Redwing in my garden during the big freeze 2010/2011
Wren posing as a Unicorn.

SongThrush

 Blackbird eyeing the last berry.
 Unknown species Moore Nature Reserve.

33 comments:

Gary said...

I like them; I've put the last one on my list to see!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
I've to look out for the last one.
Mette

barbara l. hale said...

Great bird shots! Especially the last one...lol.

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE them!

TexWisGirl said...

those first couple of finches are gorgeous. laughing at the unicorn. :)

joo said...

They are all lovely, but I like Goldfinch most. Well, an unknown species looks interesting:)

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I think you are being too fussy, these are great photos. I love the Chaffinch, twig and all!

Eva Ason said...

Lovely bird pictures :)
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Scriptor Senex said...

For once I am able to identify one of your photos instead of vice versa - the last one is a Happy Sac (Saccullus gauisus).

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I agree.. those pesky little birdies totally get in the way of those magnificent twigs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Too funny! And I'm sure you know that if I had taken any of those pictures of twigs I'd be so excited to post them on WBW that I'd be beside myself. There are photographers -- and then there are the point-and-shooters like me!

That's quite an interesting species that rare bird in the last shot!

Beth said...

what gorgeous birds. love each one. wow!! (:

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely pictures from 2011, they are delicious, in photos and not for eating.

Susan Scheid said...

Oh, yes, I know those very twigs--and they mess with your focus, too, don't they? But you have much more than managed--that song thrush!

Sondra said...

I have so many "twig bird" shots..yours are very good indeed!!

Larry Ostby said...

Aah, the twigs, been there done that. You have some great shots Andrew. Thanks.

Island Rambles Blog said...

love all the shots but favorite would be the wren and the thrush

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The last one is a lifer.

heyBJK said...

Ha! I'll have to remember that excuse the next time birds get in the way of my branch photos. ;-) That Goldfinch is gorgeous! We have tons of that last bird...they're such a nuisance. LOL

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful birds.

Gillian Olson said...

Oh well, twigs happen. Beautiful pictures all the same. Apart from the "unicorn' phot the seconf image also has "twigs" protruding from its' head.

Carole M. said...

twigs are nature's bounty too; don't dismiss the birds for them. We can handle it! Bring the bird photos out; all of them, and keep on sharing; they're all beautiful 'cepting I'm thinking the last one was a ring-in.

Sandra said...

that first one would make a wonderful Easter card. I wish birds like this would get in the way of my twigs. beautiful and i like the unknown species.

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...You are a funny guy...lol...
Gracexx

Springman said...

Round bird is a new one for me, thanks for sharing! LOL!

Fábio Martins said...

Fat and small birds :o)
I loooove the last bird. It's like a ball :o)

Jerry said...

A very entertaining post. At least you weren't tempted to do a bit of the old Photoshop on them! Actually, I think many of them are fine as they are - especially the Redwing shot.

phylliso said...

I love the song thrush the best,am laughing about your rare last bird!phyllis

NixBlog said...

Delightful photos. Last species is a Puffballius inflatus ;-)

Pam said...

Fussy or not they are awesome shots, Andrew.
Thanks for sharing the beauty you see.

Chatty Crone said...

The second one is gorgeous. You must have a great camera! sandie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Twigs are a particular hazard when trying to get good photos of birds. At least with flowers you have a chance to weed or trim or reposition, not so with birds....

Susan said...

You are so awesome with taking pictures of birds. The last bird is my favorite! :)