Blog Profile / Craig's Birds

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Archived Since:March 5, 2008

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Hummingbird Wars

The cabin we stay at has a hummingbird feeder right outside one of windows and the Hummingbird wars were raging on almost the entire time we were there. I believe that there were 4 different birds competing for the feeder at any given time. Show More Summary

North Shore Sunsets

Here are a couple more sunset shots....

Wizards of the North Shore

Every year we are also visited by a Merlin and this year was no exception. This one spent it's evening dining on the hundreds of dragon flys that were flying about. This is one acrobatic bird in the air. We watched him chase and eat for about a 1/2 hour. Very cool!!!Merlin:

North Shore Landscapes

Well, as I stated previously, I took a number of landscape shots while up on the shore and I spent quite a bit of time working with long exposures near sunset. Here's one of the shots I really liked... I hope you enjoy it as well...

North Shore Continued

The warblers definitely came in waves this year. We would have a fair number come through all at once, and then nothing for an hour, then another group would come through, then another lull... you get the idea. When they did show, it...Show More Summary

North Shore Photos

Hello All! Long time no blog! I've returned from my trip up north with a number of photos that contain both birds and landscapes. It was a great trip that I enjoy every year. The north shore of Lake Superior is truly a spectacular place that I just don't seem to tire of visiting. Show More Summary


Here are a few more macro shots that I took of some lilies at a friends garden. His garden is quite beautiful and my first attempts at capturing all the wonderful green thumbed work he has done is a bit lacking. I'll need to go back and get more shots. Show More Summary

The Daisy & Lightroom

Here's another shot with my new Sigma 20mm. So far I'm still quite happy with the lens. I'll be heading up to the North Shore in mid-August and I'll be doing (hopefully) quite a a bit of photography. I'm looking forward to birding with my mother and father, and shooting a bunch of landscape shots with the 20mm. Show More Summary

Carlos Avery Landscapes

I spent some time shooting with my new Sigma 20mm F/1.8 on Thursday. I got it mainly for landscape shooting, and more specifically Black and White photography. I'm pretty happy with these shots, I hope you enjoy them. As I shoot more with this lens I'll report on it. So far I don't haven't shot that much with it, so it will take a while to figure it out.


When I was out in Carlos Avery on Thursday there were quite a few butterflies and moths flying around. I know absolutely nothing about these creatures, and I think I'm going to need a new field guide. :) Anyway, from what I can tellShow More Summary

Bank Swallows

I was able to get out of work a little early today so I took a drive up to Carlos Avery. Overall the theme of the evening was bugs. The Deer Fly were by far some of the worst I have ever seen. I didn't see many birds, just the usual suspects at this time of year. Show More Summary

Whitetail Deer

We have deer regularly in our yard, but this year we've frequented by a couple of this years deer. We normally see them just before sunset, but this time they were foraging in the trees during the middle of the day. There are 2 of them and I took a few shots of each, but this was the only one that turned out half way decent. Show More Summary


Another flower shot taken just after a heavy down pour of rain.Hibiscus:Treatment of the photo done in Lightroom....

Back Yard Birds

So this little guy landed in my yard the other day and at first I wasn't entirely positive on the ID. After looking at it for a while and comparing it against my field guides I believe this to be an Eastern Wood Pewee which would be a new yard bird for me. Let me know what you all think on that ID...

More Flowers

OK, I'm still working on getting out for more bird shots, so more flower shots from our garden will have to suffice for the time being. :) I'm still working on depth of field and focusing with these macro shots... it's honestly quite tough to do... but I am enjoying the challenge.Astilbe:Flowering Bush (not sure of the name, I need to ask my wife):


So I've been spending a little more time in the garden with the Macro lens. I've really been enjoying this new endeavor, although I have to admit that I'm missing getting out to bird, but that will come soon enough. Right now, I'm just taking the time to stop and smell the flowers. Here are a couple more shots.

Learning About Birds . . . Scarlet Tanager

It has been a while since I have done a Learning about birds post and I certainly haven't been posting much in the way of bird photos lately so I thought this would be an appropriate time to start up this series again. Scarlet Tanager -...Show More Summary

Lupines Continued

Since people seemed to enjoy the last Lupine shots I'll post these as well. I hope you enjoy.Lupines:...


Well, between work and personal life, I haven't been out birding in quite a while and thus haven't posted any new photos. I also have not spent time keeping up on others blogs that I normally read which is something that I miss. Anyway,...Show More Summary

Carlos Avery - Wild Flowers

Here are a few more shots of the wild flowers from the other day.Wild Flowers:...

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