Apr 26-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: April: Apr 26-12
Beauty and the buds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath
Buds and birds    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Bob Gilreath

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 07:42 am:

Bob Gilreath was in the Iron Mountain area recently and snapped a couple photos of the leaves beginning to make an appearance there, along with some beautiful birds, too. On the first shot, he said that the automatic focus on his camera wanted to concentrate on the buds, rather than the eagle perched in the pine tree behind, but I like that effect, making it seem like it's kind of lurking in the background there.

The focus was working just fine for the shot with the Cedar Waxwings, though, as you can see them quite clearly amongst the deep colored buds and the branches. Before you know it, the leaves will have popped out and it will be more difficult to spot the birds that are sitting up there watching us, watch them.

It's hard to beat springtime, with all the new beginnings you see each day.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 07:47 am:

Oh WOW!! These pictures are awesome!!!!!

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 07:49 am:

Nice pictures today! I especially love cedar waxwings. Saw flocks of 30 or 40 of them around here (north FL) a few weeks ago. They would all alight on a holly tree, quickly pluck some of the berries off for about a minute, and then all take off for another destination, only to return again about half an hour for another go. Funny little creatures.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 08:03 am:

Bob...try a bud light next time :-)

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:57 am:

I love the photos today. Is there anything in nature more majestic than an eagle?

By Donna (Donna) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:11 am:

I like that effect on the first pic too...and the Cedar Waxwings are just beautiful.

If there was a "LIKE" button, I'd have hit it for Alex's post...LOL...good one...

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 02:36 pm:


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