Carolina on My Mind

I love the close up pictures!

Tammie Rogers

In my last post I mentioned how I strive to take photos of our “backyard” birds in their most natural setting. However, it’s been winter and the local birds that stick around have been taking advantage of the food we have provided at feeders. This results in photos of birds in a less than natural setting. That doesn’t detract from the beauty of the birds.

This next group of photos was taken at the feeder. Yes, I do try to crop the unnatural parts away when possible, but it isn’t always an option.

When the photo is taken in a more natural location, it is usually more appealing to me.

Some species, like the Northern Cardinal, House Finch and Goldfinch tend to perch in branches and therefore present themselves as…

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