Ah, smart birdie -- he knows where there is the possibility of more food and goodies!
I've had a downy play hide and seek with me all week, but I must lack the charm your have! Live the trio!
The one in the middle has a very nice composition.
Thanks all! It's nice having the tree right off the balcony.Nice catch again... you have lots of bird life in your garden
Thanks Connie - the apartments here are pretty lax as long as you don't go overboard or cause harm. As for the woodpecker, there was plenty of feed, it just kept looking over the shoulder to keep tabs on what I was doing. Happened to be what I thought was the most photogenic shot, the others were of it with it's head down feeding.Wow, Gordon, you are so lucky to have all those birds around! These are really nice shots and I envy you the hummingbirds! We get them in this area but where I live since it is a condominium complex we have various restrictions on what we can and cannot have on our decks, which is too bad. No hummingbird feeders, no bird feeders allowed on either our own decks or on the community grounds. Sigh.....
In your last photo, that woodpecker looks decidedly miffed that whatever he was expecting to find on that hummingbird feeder isn't there and whatever he had in mind isn't going to be there any time soon, either!
Nice shot of your Pentax! Yep, sometimes tabletop / closeup / macro is about all we can do, especially if there are issues with weather and such. Not being able to go places to shoot (since most parks and botanical gardens in my area are closed) is rather frustrating!
Very film noir-ish, or at least very sinister!
Thanks a bunch, all!Cool gear shot Gordon - really well done
Thanks Connie. The lens renders beautifully, sharp but smooth, great transitions to OOF and good bokeh.What an interesting looking lens! The results you get from it are great! The lighting, the shadows and light playing off each other -- really, really nice.
Klaus, you are too kind my friend. Thank you very much.WOW!
Very, very well done Gordon.
It's the best selfie I've ever seen.
Really great set Gordon... I'm a sucker for gear shots and this one is really great
Wow - cool selfie