After a few days of very cold weather and snow the bird feeder was very busy today. Most interesting to me is the frequent arrivals of this male Red-bellied Woodpecker. I don’t see woodpeckers at the feeder very often. Whenever he showed up all of the smaller birds fled. One choice shot is on the Nikon Df 365 day page, and three more are here.
We have had a series of beautiful morning and evening skies here in the Piedmont of North Carolina lately, interrupted for a couple of days by a storm. As I am eager to get good shots every day with my Nikon Df (see that link above) and post them, naturally in the process I have taken several morning and evening shots. However, many of these have not been posted on the Df 365 days of posts page because I chose to post something else there. So here are a few of our recent morning and evening sky shots with the Df. All were taken from the south facing second story deck of my house.
January 24th, morning
January 26th, morning
January 26th, evening
January 29th, morning
January 30th, evening
Obviously I have been neglecting this blog. The main action on this site right now is the photo-a-day for 365 days with the Nikon Df. I love this camera. It is the camera I have been waiting for ever since I switched to digital. It is not for everyone, and I certainly do not expect everyone to appreciate it equally. But it is a full-frame full-featured camera that caters to those of us who still like to use physical dials to control the camera. For me it is intuitive since I began photography with Nikon film cameras over 30 years ago. So click on the Nikon Df link above and follow the progress. Here is the shot from yesterday taken from the second story deck of my house in the country.