Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Going to the Birds

I enjoy the birds outside the dining room window. We now have the pond, in addition to the bird feeder, and we are THE house on the block for our bird friends. I can't identify them...but they are fun to watch.

I've been playing with camera settings, lenses, light to get a sharper picture. Mike figured out my problem right away - shooting through the screen on the window. ::snort:: I guess this is as good as it will get unless I can get outside without scaring them.


I DO know that's a red cardinal on the right.


And this is a dove.



We are still debating if we should get a hot foot for our D70, fix the flash or buy the body of a D 90 (lenses from our D 70 and Nikon SLR would work on it so we wouldn't need to buy the lens). Any camera fiends out there care to give advice?????

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.


Heather said...

We have hundreds of birds around our house as well. Actually see Blue Jays a little more than the cardinals. Sleeping upstairs "in the trees" sure does make for an early wake up call by these not so quiet birds though. LOL


Jen said...

Hard to tell in the pics, but it looks like you have sparrows and purple finches.

Cynthia said...

I'd go for the new body unless you think you might be prone to dropping it again and then I'd probably err on the side of getting a nice low light lens so you don't need the flash (I RARELY as in almost never) use flash anymore with my new lens. You could get a 5 year warranty on it and you'd be set for awhile longer... but then again that lens is probably going to cost you what the new body would cost... I'm not much help, am I?

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Cindy - send a name please. Specs!

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Jen - thanks. I bet the pretty ones with the red are the finches? I know we have grackles and doves...and I suspected the drab ones were sparrows.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Heather - checking out the site....