Variety

There’s been plenty of spring-time variety at the bird-feeding today!

The long-tailed bushtits have become regulars…

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…along with the blackbirds and the great tits…

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…but the siskins (left…) were new customers today!

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The tree sparrows and the woodpeckers are returning customers as well…

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… as are the bluetits and the coal tits…

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… and… oh! Oops…

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Well, there’s plenty for everyone! 🙂

Photo Art Friday – Exits; and an entry…

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately, and my photo/art has been suffering a little for it… I do want to keep in there, though, so for this week’s PAF challenge I opted to browse through some stuff I did before Christmas. Some way before…

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Actually, this was kind of good, too. Usually, I tend to get so caught up with the stuff I do that I always risk cramming too much into it in the end – and then I’m in such a hurry either to get it up here because I’m happy with where it went, or I just ditch it ’cause it didn’t come out right and then I never look at it again… I need to learn to take a step back and do a little at a time with some – if not all, really – images.

The drawback is that there is no way I can remember what I did with these, other than lots of layers and usually two or more textures for each shot, blended in various modes as the fancy takes me… I do know that I was trying out “Colour burn” mode quite forcefully on two of them.

Right now, they suit my mood.

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Fototriss 199 – Light

Fototriss is closing in on 200 challenges, and Helena celebrates with a double-feature competition – the first part being on the theme of light. Faithful sponsor Coolstuff is again providing the prizes! (And should I make top three, I am *so* buying a Snug Rug for mum! :))

Watching my feather-weight friends at their dining table today, I was captivated by the subtle quality of the late November light. A little pale and washed out, it still manages to catch and lift colours where it finds them. And yet it seems so fragile – the merest wisp of mist or cloud can mute it all in seconds… A challenge to catch, indeed!



 
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The non-chosen

There were more runners-up than the Eric trio for this week’s Fototriss… And since I prepared them, I thought I might as well post the others, too…

One idea was for a trio of funny birds.

 
 
And then there was the paticularily posing trio.

 
 
And, finally, the option of an all-bluetit trio…

 
 
They’re just irresistible!

Fototriss 195 – I like…

… birds!

I like listening to them and I like watching them; and I like helping them prepare for winter.

Incidentally, I also like that their hunger provides me with many nice photo-opportunities on a sunny Sunday afternoon! You see, I like to photograph them as well, in case anyone had missed that little fact… 🙂

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Obviously, I also like Coolstuff, who very kindly sponsors a competition this week, held apropos the upcoming Father’s Day here in Sweden.

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