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February 15, 2014

Three Little Birds

It is time once again for the Great Backyard Bird Count.  It isn’t too late to get involved if you are interested.  Click here for more information. I’m participating again this year. So far I’ve identified 12 different species at my front yard feeder. I managed to get a few photos of some of the birds I’ve seen so far, and I experimented with editing them in my new Lightroom program. I’ve only managed to do some very basic edits, but I’m pleased with the quality of the color and light. I think I was able to keep a very natural look to the photos.

carolina wren
Carolina Wren (of “Jimmy and Judy” fame)

northern cardinal
Northern Cardinal

American goldfinch 1
American Goldfinch

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14 Comments »

  1. Karen…these are such beautiful pictures. I can’t pick a favorite! The color on the Cardinal is so bright and pretty. I am partial to the Carolina wren too because I love their song so much.

    Comment by trish49 — February 15, 2014 @ 3:46 pm | Reply

  2. Karma, I do so love cardinals. We don’t get them this far north–I’ve probably told you that six times–so always enjoy looking at them on other’s blogs. Or when we go traveling.

    Comment by Kathy — February 15, 2014 @ 4:05 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. Cardinals are a beautiful pop of color in all this white!

      Comment by Karma — February 16, 2014 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

  3. The Carolina Wren is such a pretty little thing – we don’t get those here (just house wrens, I think) nor do we get the Cardinal, but I love when the American Goldfinch show up. I do miss some of the birds from the midwest and east.

    Comment by Carol — February 15, 2014 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

  4. Pictures look great! Someone really nice must have given you Lightroom!

    Comment by Dad — February 15, 2014 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  5. Beautiful photos, Karma! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — February 15, 2014 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  6. We do get Cardinals here in Nova Scotia — they just are boycotting my feeders ! I have six regular Blue Jays that visit and a slew of Pigeons. I must be the only person who likes Pigeons. Love your photo of the Wren. Not sure if we have them here. We do have the Goldfinches, and I love their brilliant summer black and yellow !

    Comment by sybil — February 15, 2014 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

    • I get the pigeon’s cousin the mourning dove wandering around the ground under my feeder sometimes. Pigeons seem to stick more to the city around here.
      Thanks Sybil.

      Comment by Karma — February 16, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  7. Very cute little birds 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — February 16, 2014 @ 9:51 am | Reply


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