Sunday, April 1, 2012

Citrus And Finch

It's late in the day, actually, it's almost another day, it's 11:08pm on Sunday night, just enough time to get this post together to link up with Rebecca Cooper on her blog, Simple As That.

Every Sunday she has a link up for anyone to share how the simple moments were found through photography during our week. I rarely partake, because unless I'm using Instagram, my photos pretty much stink. Just being honest. But I love this link up because it challenges me. I am not good at photography, but I've always been attracted to the art of it, and I don't mind trying. 

I took these pictures with my regular camera, it's a Canon, that's all I know about the camera.

You will see why I participated this week!!! I am so excited to share my pictures with you, so without further adieu, here is my friend, the House Finch.


It all started with an orange. I was trying to attract Orioles. But apparently the House Finch is quite fond of this outstanding citrus fruit.


He is thinking about diving in.



Getting distracted is an easy thing for birds. That is why I am so thankful for this moment I got with this guy!
{I shot from inside the living room while he was on my deck, through my french doors}
And that they actually turned out and needed very little editing. Look at his feet!


Oh I will never be able to describe my love and fascination I have for birds. They are the most endearing, sweet, mysterious, beautiful, lovely, amazing, intricate, precious, cutest things ever. There is nothing quite like a bird to help me through the week. 

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed my moment in capturing them!

26 comments:

Autumn said...

I love this photo! The orange and the bird are so vibrant :)

Sunny said...

Great photo. I love bird watching. If you have a desire to be a photographer that's the first step. Just keep shooting. Thanks so much for mentioning the link with "Simplest Things" I'll have to do that next Sunday.

Lauren said...

ohhhhmygoshhhh

AMAZING! a REAL finch!!!

whoa.whoa.whoa.

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

These are very nice. I love that you captured that little guy eating the orange. :-)

Barb said...

Those are some great shots of a sweet little bird! love the orange idea!

Cindi said...

Awww, BEAUTIFUL pictures!! :) I love birds as well. :)) I can't wait to see more of your pictures!!!:))

Also, answering your question--no, that is not me. :))

Mandy Crandell said...

So fantastic!

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Christi Lynn said...

that is so cool that you captured that moment!

ruthy ann said...

for someone who doesn't think they're good at photography, I think you caught some great images!

Kelly said...

your photos are always so great. he's such a cute little guy.

Sarah said...

This is such a great picture!!! Cute birdie =)

- Sarah
A Girl In Transit

Janis said...

so very cool!!! Love your finch pictures! I think Birds are simply amazing! I've become a "bird watcher" in my old age...:)
FYI...I unknowingly was a "no reply" blogger, but no longer!!! Just another newbie mistake!

Ruth@GraceLaced said...

Beautiful photos, Gina!

Brittany Erin Nelson said...

That is such a pretty bird. And such a nice photo. And I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comments you leave on my blog. They make my day every time!

Magical Day Dream said...

These pictures turned out great! Also impressive since you were taking the picture from inside (they never look good when I try that). And about the postcards: I will probably just send them to friends/family.. but really it is up to you if you join in :)

Mary said...

that is so beautiful!
i love how the Lord blesses us with His beauty each and every day.
saying a prayer for you today.
:)

tia said...

um, holy in love with the last picture moly. I love finches, they are my favorite little birds and yes they do love citrus!! I love your pictures, they are perfectly done. I have a canon and I am in love with photography- I may have to try this out a couple of times and link up <3

you're beautiful.

Anya said...

Great post! It's the little things in life...

Antoinette said...

These photos are just amazing! I love the simplicity of these shots.

chambanachik said...

What a cool moment!

Caitlin C. said...

Birds are beautiful! And so are these pictures. Great job! :)

Grace said...

How sweet! We have a house finch nesting in the eaves of our house - it's so lovely to hear the mother birds song. *happy sigh*

You are the sweetest, most faithful blog reader EVER!!!! Thank you so much for always bringing a smile on my face when you leave a comment. *hugs*

xoxo,
Grace
>>----> tending her garden @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

hennymats said...

can't believe I missed you this week on the simple things! Love those photos. Besides, I do believe it's not all about fancy cameras, techniques and all that, you have got to have a unique view and creativity to make your photos come to life. So make yourself smaller than you are!

Meredith Sledge said...

AWWW, this is awesome!!!!

Cherry said...

Oh the bird is cooperative! lol. Nicely taken!

rebecca said...

I love this series of images Gina! What a sweet little bird and you captured it beautifully!