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Hummingbirds in the Garden

Hummingbirds in the Garden

The weather was hit and miss today, sunny then cloudy then windy but the hummers were in another feeding frenzy so I couldn’t resist grabbing some shots. I used my Canon 400mm 5.6 lens...

Remote Control Shutter Release

Remote Control Shutter Release

This remote shutter release was a life saver this summer as the temperatures hit 100 degrees in Maryland. Using this set up, I was able to sit comfortably in my air conditioned house and...

Hummingbirds Fighting

Hummingbirds Fighting

I looked out my kitchen window today and saw what I thought was a leaf blowing across the lawn. Suddenly the leaf turned into 2 Hummingbirds rolling on the ground! Unfortunately I was not...

Bluebird Flying With Bug

Bluebird Flying With Bug

While watching Bluebird parents bring food to the babies, I noticed they would hover outside the box occasionally and thought this would be a good opportunity to grab some shots. I set up my...

Male Cardinal Flying

Male Cardinal Flying

I was out for about 10 hours today and wasn’t doing very good image wise. So I went back home and got set up in my shed again just to see if I could...

Shoveler Duck Taking Off From Water

Shoveler Duck Taking Off From Water

I was set up on the edge of a marsh and things were a bit slow and the clouds were starting to cover the sky so I thought about packing it in. I saw...

Red Bellied Woodpecker Flying With Peanut in its Beak

Red Bellied Woodpecker Flying With Peanut in its Beak

For a while I was loading up the feeder with peanuts but the birds were devouring them so I stopped buying them. Saw some on sale at the grocery store so I bought a...

Female Cardinal Heading to Feeder

Female Cardinal Heading to Feeder

For this image I saw the Cardinal in the garden. I grabbed focus on her and waited and waited and waited for her to make a move. She jumped out to the edge of...

Red -bellied Woodpecker

Red -bellied Woodpecker

This is one of my favorite shots and one I’m most proud of. Sitting in my hide (my shed) like a she shed but a he shed in this case, I heard the woodpecker...

Red-winged Blackbird coming in

There were a lot of RWB’s flying in the yard today, basically knocking other birds out of the feeder. As I was sitting there watching a Red bellied woodpecker heading to the feeder, he...