March 11, 2011

Feeder Frenzy

There is an eating frenzy at the bird feeders this time of year. Natural food sources are scarce, so we do what we can to take care of our feathered friends! My new 70-300mm zoom lens arrived earlier this week, the one I have been wanting for a couple of years now. I finally broke down and got it since I know it will come in handy for future trips. After working all week, I tried it out just a little while ago. The late afternoon sun was low in the horizon, casting a dramatic side light. As I settled next to the window of my home office, camera in hand, a red-bellied woodpecker flew in from the nearby forest and offered me a sublime pose in-between nibbles.

God’s creatures know how to make us smile, don’t they?


  1. What an amazing photo! We have LOTS of birds in the feeders right now, too! And robins on the golf course! ♥

  2. Oh I love watching all the birds and critters around here. They are so much fun to watch.
    Great capture by the way. As usual!

  3. Oh boy! You're going to have so much fun with your new camera and so are we. Thanks for picking it up!

  4. Wow! He's so Handsome!! Great shot my friend.

  5. What a beautiful bird, and a gorgeous photo to match! And yes, God's creatures certainly do know how to make us smile. :-)

  6. Gorgeous. How kind of the woodpecker to pose for the photos. Of course he had no idea he was being kind but that's besides the point..

  7. Oh Donna....You got a Great Shot!!! He is Beautiful! And if you'll notice??? He's looking at Marty, saying hello!Hahaa
    Can't wait for More!!!!

  8. i absolutely LOVE what you can do with a camera !!!!
    thanks for the visit!

    ps--- we're gonna be back in TN in July -- first week -- if things go as planned. got tea?

    you know half of what i write never comes out the way it's supposed to.

    think about it?

    happy weekend !

  9. Great picture! What a handsome guy he is!

  10. What an amazing shot!!! Look at the color in his eye! I love my zoom lens too. I have a 75-300 You will have so much fun as I can see already with that new lens. Can't wait to see more pictures!


  11. Donna,

    What amazing photography. I came here from Vee's. I am your newest follower and I am now going to reformat by SanDisk. I was not aware they wore out!


  12. Donna, that is really an amazing photo! It really is!!

  13. amazing donna...and i am looking forward to your having that lens also!!! :-)


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