Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bohemian Waxwing

This Bohemian Waxwing is waiting for his turn on the Dwarf Juniper.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

In the Company of Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings

This morning I kept watch on some trees in front of the courthouse. During the last week a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings have been feeding and hanging around this large Dwarf Juniper. A few minutes past 8am I noticed the waxwings were there. I grabbed my camera and dressed warm and walked over to the courthouse lawn. I thought for sure they were going to fly off, but to my surprise they did not even mind me being there. I was so close...5 feet at one time and as I was leaning against a small tree for support one of them landed on my head. How I wish someone else was there to grab a photo of that. The sun was shinning and the sky was blue and I had perfect lighting. I took 345 images and I left. If they come back again I will go back and take some more photos. So far they have been around a week...and I'm looking forward to getting close to them again.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's Melting

Spring is near!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flowers of Spring

Jack-in-the Pulpit
This is one of my all time favorites of spring and a challange for me to photograph. I have a hard time finding a good angle to get the best shot.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring Flowers

 Round-lobed Hepaticas
Only a few short months till the wildflowers start to grow. One of my favorite subjects to shoot. It is 10 degrees right now and lots of snow.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Waiting for Spring!

With all this snow it should be a good spring for wildflowers and other spring plants. I am counting the days...We have a little over 2 feet of snow, but some places have more. Lots of drifting and wind today. The image I am posting today is a Blanket Flower.