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Feathered Friends

We got more snow!

I woke up around 11am (slept in because I worked until 2am) and when I looked outside, I saw a lovely blanket of white on the ground. It’s still coming down pretty heavily, even though the forecast only had it snowing until 2pm. The roads are wet and will likely freeze overnight.

Bah, should have made that Lowes Foods run yesterday after all!

I was inspired by my Grandmother Mary (whose blog can be found here) to finally try my hand at photographing some of the birds that hang out at our feeders. With the help of Richard’s zoom lens (and a crash course on how best to use it), I managed to snap some photos of our feathered friends with a bit of snow in the background!

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Stay warm and safe, my friends!

xo Cassie

6 Comments

  1. OMG, these are wonderful! And I also love that you’re posting so often these days!

    • Cassandra

      February 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you! And yay! I hope to keep posting this often — just so long as I have something somewhat interesting to share, ha!

  2. awesome shots!
    Be careful…you’ll get hooked on looking for new little birds to photograph!
    What zoom length?

    • Cassandra

      February 25, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Thanks, Donna! I know, I’m afraid that I’m already hooked. Eek! It’s a Canon L-Series 100-400mm — quite possibly Richard’s fanciest (and most expensive) camera toy. Very heavy. As much as you photograph birds, you must suffer from sore arms, too!

  3. You really did a great job Cassie – Richard’s camera is good, but it’s always the photographer with the eye who does the job of capturing the shot! Were you, like me, with aching arms after waiting and watching for the right moment? Birds are not easy to catch as they move constantly. They always seem enhanced with some snow in the background. . . . . . . . well we have that, and now it sounds like much more on the way! Hope we can still get together this evening – we think/hope it will be OK until later at night so are planning to be there.

    Love you x

    • Cassandra

      February 25, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Thank you — I’m glad that I finally got around to photographing birds! And yes, the cats absolutely love watching those feeders. They often make that strange little cat “clicking” sound, too! Arms were certainly getting tired, and it is pretty difficult to hide from the birds! Hoping the snow holds off until we are all safe and sound at our homes after dinner. See you a bit later! xx

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