Fabulous picture! I can never take pics of birds. He looks rather thoughtful!
I'm sure I could have gotten a better shot if I'd had time to check my settings, but he was there and gone in no time at all.
Great picture! I wonder what he was thinking.The background is really interesting, too. I wonder what settings you used to achieve this slightly blurred look, emphasising the bird.
Thanks Rossi. It's the f-stop that gives you the blurry background (or bokeh - pronounced bok-ee) I wrote this post to try to explain it for us non-photographers http://purfylle.blogspot.com/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.htmlscrolls down to the bits on f-stop and aperture value
Off to read this post now .... Lovely shot too :)
I hope it was helpful.
such a beautiful picture
What a fabulous photo. I'm so glad spring is coming back. Thanks for the photo that reminds me of spring. MommyCrusader.com
Not long now before the weather changes.
Fabulous capture! I love that you can also see that it's carrying something in its mouth - perhaps getting ready for nest building? Is it a Hooded Crow?
I think he came looking for some snacks of the 8 legged variety in our patio. He is a butcher bird.
Brilliant capture, I can never get a good bird photoThank you for linking up
It helps when they hang out in your patio long enough to take a shot :o)
Great photo. Loving the detail. Stopping by from #mysundayphoto
fab photo, I love birds, we have so many here!
How wonderful to have a lot of variety.
Amazing capture! Its so hard for me to get a photo of birds as they never stay still. =) #mysundayphoto
They are certainly challenging! A faster shutter speed and a bit of luck helps.
The details on this capture is amazing! You can still see something that's on his beak - dinner, perhaps?!Beautiful#SundayPhoto
Yes, I think there is a bit of a snack there, but he does have a hooked beak which is mostly what can be seen.
i know butcher birds are ruthless killers but i do love them anyway. this grey backed is so cute. we have them come flying in for a feed of mince which they love. great snap!
And they have the prettiest voices!
Great pic!! Are those tiny feet sticking outta his mouth?? Or is that his tongue??