Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bird Bonanza

Part 1 of the Wild Songbirds Photo Workshop has just concluded, and Part 2 begins later today. It was an incredibly successful workshop with more species of birds than we could have hoped for, and constant bird activity throughout most of each day. And the best part is that each and every participant came away with beautiful, professional quality images.

We spent each day in a very large blind surrounded by birds constantly coming and going, while we were fully protected from the elements. And we were treated to birdsong all day long. It doesn't get any better than that.

We saw several Red-Bellied Woodpeckers like this one, plus Downy Woodpeckers as well. We also saw the usually elusive Towhee, White Breasted Nuthatches, Thrushes, Goldfinches, Bluejays, Cardinals, House Wrens, Pine Warblers, and dozens more. We were also treated to the comical antics of a very hungry chipmunk who filled his cheek pouches beyond huge.

We had lots of laughs, we enjoyed sharing images with each other and hearing comments, had great food and great camaraderie throughout the workshop.

Some of the participants have already expressed interest in coming back next year, so if you are interested, please send us an email to let us know. There is no obligation to be placed on the "Interested List."

Stay tuned for more images as the week progresses.

Shutter Speed 1/200 sec.  Aperture f/8.  ISO 400.  Lens: Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS with 2X extender for an effective focal length of 546 mm.  Camera: Canon 5D Mark III.  Gitzo tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead and Wimberley Sidekick.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."  --Maya Angelou


  1. What GREAT fun we all had. Loved every minute.

  2. Thanks, Debbie. You were a great part of a great group!