Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Little Gems

These common, yet adorable finches are often just outside the window singing and feeding on seeds.



"The life that the dawn brings us is the only life we have. Life is in the here and now, not in the there and afterwards."
~Vimala Thakar











"Nothing in life is trivial. Life is whole wherever and whenever we touch it, and one moment or event is not less sacred than another."
~Vimala Thakar


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31 comments:

Anya said...

Amazing shots
from those little birds :)))
When I want made shots they are always flying away :(

Brenda's Arizona said...

Oooh, sweet shots!

Jo said...

Beautiful shots, Diane. Nothing is ever too common to practice photographing. Here in Khartoum, the only birds that visit our feeder on the balcony are sparrows,Common bulbuls and one pigeon. Yet I've captured some of the most interesting bird images while here... have a wonderful day.

Icy BC said...

These are gorgeous photos of the birds..They are just adorable.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wow. you managed to capture the birds before they flew away. Good.

Aisling said...

They are so pretty; flowers that fly! My bird photos are always from far away, and then because I don't have great zoom power on my camera, they are blurry. I love your lovely clear photos!

blog with no name said...

That last photo is really great! As all the others are too. Such beautiful colors...

Julie said...

What a sweet tweety tweet post!!!

Joy said...

Such lovely little finches!
Beautiful photoes!

rainfield61 said...

"Life is in the here and now, not in the there and afterwards."

You are so right.

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, they look so pretty! They made me recall those stuffed birds sold in shops. I can't believe that thease are real.

Evelyn said...

fantastic shots diane

cieldequimper said...

Common to you, exotic to me, so cute!

Loree said...

Beautiful quotes. I have never seen those types of birds before. Thanks for all your beautiful nature shots.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I especially like the little yellow one Diane.

I checked the settings on my camera when I took those owl shots and they were: F1/250 ISO 400 Hope this helps. Also I find that taking them on continous works well as they are flying. Another thing you might try is using a Sport setting if you camera has one.

Diane AZ said...

Joan, thank you so much, it does help. :)

Thérèse said...

How fun to watch and listen to... you must be very patient!
Lovely!

Clytie said...

Beautiful photos of these delicate little finches. We have gold finches that come through in late Spring - I just saw my first pair yesterday!

ksdoolittle said...

Oh what fun! I'm looking out at the same birds! I have 5 pair of purple finches hanging out, and tens of tens of goldfinches. I just love them ~karen

Levinson Axelrod said...

Great shots of the birds.

Johnny Nutcase said...

these are great! i love the goldfinch starring right at the camera- how cute!

Tracy said...

These are great bird photos. I love taking pictures of birds but they never come out this good.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Great pictures of your birds. Love the finches --and you have some great pictures.

We've had a wonderful day today at the beach... Beautiful weather after the rain yesterday (clear, sunny, breezy, warm---PERFECT)...

Hugs,
Betsy

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That little yellow one is precious and you have these outside your window singing? OMG, can I move in? I would love to see and hear them outside my place.

Self Sagacity said...

Not fair! Those birds are all so cute and pretty. How in the world that you get so many colors on the same type of branches?

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful birds. They are so colorful and cute.

Prospero said...

Diane, these are great shots. Tiny birds with a great appetite for life.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Words and lovely shots !Simply fantastic !

Misalyn said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am envious of your shots. Whenever I want to take photos of the birds, they always fly. Very seldom that they "pose" for my camera.

Have a great weekend Diane and Happy Mother's day.

DoanLegacy said...

These are beautiful birds! They are so adorable the way you captured them!

Kirigalpoththa said...

I like that green bird in the bottom photo!