Friday, May 22, 2009

Garden Bird Watch

I'm often out shooting birds. Sometimes the talking type and sometimes the winged version, and here are a few recent snaps for you to enjoy. All photos taken in the garden at home in the last week or so. The first one is a Chaffinch. Or as we like to call it a Bofink. It's a very common bird and there are around 10 million to be found in Sweden. The second photo shows a Tree Sparrow. It's a fledgling fluttering it's wings to get the parents to feed it. We call this bird Pilfink. Lastly a Greenfinch that can be found all over Europe. The Swedish name is Grönfink.

Chaffinch

Feed Me!


Greenfinch

13 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Lovely post!

Fio said...

Stunning shots!

B Squared said...

Nicely done. The only way I've found to shoot birds is to aim and shoot. They never seem to stay in one place long enough for me to fiddle with focus and settings.

Lois said...

The detail in these shots is amazing! Very nice!

Paul said...

Beautiful bird photos, love the sparrow, they are nowhere near as common over here in UK as they were when I was a boy.

Mo said...

These are stunning pictures. I can almost feel the fethers on the first one

bfarr said...

Great shots. Birds are challenging and you caught them all.

Vogon Poet said...

Shooting birds I follow B Squared guidelines, sometimes with good results, more often not. Never like these.

Tinsie said...

Beautifully captured bird photos! Love them all, especially the first one :-)

Steffe said...

The secret to take quality bird photos is to try different settings, use a zoom lens and shoot like crazy for as long as you can! Then you just delete the crap and upload your best stuff and pretend like it's the easiest thing in the world.

rob said...

Great pictures!!!

JM said...

Gorgeous shots! Your little friends are really cute!

Blognote said...

A lovely post with stunning shots!!