This is right before sunrise on Friday the 8th. From Millikan University in Decatur Illinois. This is also my last official photo of the week post. The purpose of it was to push myself to take photos consistently and I do now. Sometimes I have … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Feb 10 2019
I was disappointed in the way the earlier photo turned out once it was uploaded. Hopefully tonight’s sunset will make up for it.
I had a picture of a purple finch ready for today but decided to do something besides birds this week. I caught the sun breaking the horizon this morning before the clouds took over. It could be a little sharper but I really like the … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Feb 3 2019
I finally got a picture of a Bluejay. They are very shy around my house. I can sit out with the camera and the other birds will return after a few minutes but not the Bluejays. I guess the cold and snow made them a … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 27 2019
The tufted titmouse is one of my favorite little birds. They dart around constantly and can be hard to photograph. The snow and cold hasn’t slowed them down very much. Several of them are at the feeders almost constantly. Taking turns with the chickadees and … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 20 2019
The snow yesterday made the cardinals really stand out. They are bright spots of color that make the dark winter days much easier to bear. The snow makes them much more tolerant of my presence. There were five or six hanging around yesterday.
This cardinal had such a fierce looking attitude I had to show it. He looks like he is going to attack anything that comes near. I don’t know if it was because I was taking pictures or because there were so many birds at the … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 16 2018
These guys have been hanging around a lot lately. I went out for a while to try to get a picture and they didn’t show up. As soon as I went back in, out they came. I managed to get close enough for a few … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 9 2018
This week my photo is a little more of a current event type picture. Tornadoes sprang up all around central Illinois last night. This is a snap of one of the cells as it past near the west side of Springfield. A hole opened in … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 2 2018
My wife has always told me that when you see a cardinal it is someone from heaven coming to say hi. If that’s true we have been getting a lot of heavenly visitors lately. The male cardinals really stand out in winter. They tend to … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Nov 25 2018