This page shows the transformation of the backyard at our new place, as well as a few other pictures captured there. Bird pictures from the hood are here. Bird pictures exclusively from our yard are here. Some of the hummingbird pictures are also from the house. There are flowers, dragonflies, spiders, bees, and wasps, captured in the yard.
The backyard vegetation has filled in nicely! You can see the evolution in the pictures below.
We're getting some good color in the backyard. The above was shot with the 14-24mm lens.
The above was with the 200mm f4 lens. Both the previous shots were processed with Photoshop CS6's HDR toning adjustment. I am a sucker for saturated colors, what can I say?
Both the preceding images were shot with the 200mm f4 lens.
Still working on recent flower pictures, now that things have matured a bit. My main flower picture page is here.
This is commonly called a hummingbird bush or mexican firebush. This link had detailed information about this plant, more formally named Hamelia (Hamelia patens). The yellow plant in the background is a Thryallis, see below.
Click on the thumbnail above to see the big picture. D810A with 200mm f4 lens at f14, 1/800s, Matrix metering, ISO 1000, auto white balance and Vivid setting. This is a straight crop of the camera jpeg, no editing.
He's checking out the hummingbird feeder for some reason! Shot through the back window. More backyard bird pictures are here.
The Bottlebrush are doing well, and most everything else is perking up.
Here's the 2016 bird setup, pointing at the bluebird house!
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