A big change from what the scene looked just a day ago. The Garden Bird Photography Studio is now well under two feet of snow and the manor is snowed in. No way to get in or out.
It’ll be a hard working day tomorrow, but in the meantime with the home fire blazing and the window open, it was time to put the studio to work.
Refreshing the bird feed and sweeping off the stations I awaited for the birds to feel more comfortable with my presence and pose for me.
Using a flash unit on top of the 5D Mark III, with 100-400mm f/4 II, I worked with the settings to finally get the perfect exposure.
A great way to spend a Blizzard day.
Amazing number of birds given the conditions! They really stand out against the snow.
Thank you so much ! Truly the snow really brings out the best of them doesn’t it?
Been thinking about those who are snowed in by the overwhelming strength of the storms.
in contrast we are sitting in 40+C and concerned about bushfires!
Such wonderful enveloping light that comes with the snow. It really brings the crispness of the colours to a new level.
But no doubt it makes life very hard for the little dudes.
Enjoy the warmth by the fire and the friendship of the birds.
Wow, I can’t imagine the heat you’ve been enduring David. Are you getting any rain? Drought is my fear. I’d take rain any day. Do you get snow where you are?
Truly you are such a poet with your words and your comments are always such a lovely companion to my posts. Thank you so much!
Wonderful captures! Well done with the lighting too. It’s great that you’re getting to look after the wildlife while keeping safe from the blizzard 🙂
As you can imagine, any critter near me gets spoiled rotten. They’re still hanging around being just as busy at the feeders while the snow melts. Thank you so much Sarah.
I’m the same 😀 I never go out without bird seed and duck pellets! We’ve had such a lame winter here. Wet, warm and overcast 😦 It’s not been so great for photographing the birds. Many of the migrating species from Northern Europe haven’t bothered coming our way as it’s been pretty mild everywhere. It’s a bit worrying that some birds are looking at breeding early but we could have a late cold spell at the end of February or in March.
What a great way to spend a blizzard day! So many beauties captured with perfect light
It was a wonderful way to spend the day Tiny. You’re in the area right? How did you fair?
The flash is what made the light so good. So happy I’m learning how to use it. Thank you for your kind compliment.
I am no longer in D.C./Maryland as we moved to the FL Gulf Coast about 5 years ago. But I still remember the blizzards…
Brilliant, the colours against the white background look so vivid. You stay safe in all that snow though 😊
You know me Mark..tromping through the snow saying fa-la-la-la-la. Having a blast and yes, keeping safe.
Stay safe Emily it is nuts down there
How about you? Have you gotten as much snow as last year? I passed the football stadium in DC today and the parking lot is tower high with the snow they’re putting there. Crazy stuff.
Just got 4 or 5 inches today and a foot last Sat. but knock on wood so far away from the 100+ inches we were buried under last year 🙂
You really got some amazing photos, thank you so much for such a thoughtful approach to our wildlife populations.
There are mixed thoughts of it. That we’re not helping the wildlife by feeding them. Although the usual suspects at the feeders are generations of birds that are used to being fed. They discourage it in at least Australia.
Great shots Emily – birds are beautiful, as is the long view shot of your yard.
I know the snow can certainly inspire you Mary. Thank you so very much.