Well ok, it’s not really painted, but I think this cloud looks like it’s been painted on the sky.
I’m not sure if it’s moss or insects these Goldfinches are after, but they adore pecking at something on that roof!
I don’t think I have two cloud photos taken on different days which look the same – cloudscapes must be unique like snowflakes!
I know that squirrels like to take nuts from peanut feeders, but this one seems attracted to the seed feeder for some reason.
I’m not sure if it was able to get any seed out from the feeder, but the finches in the background don’t look too impressed!
I admit I really like watching lightning, providing it’s not too close, and have been wanting to try getting some better lightning photos for years! This evening we had a fantastic thunderstorm, where the lightning streaked across the sky for ages, so that meant I had plenty of opportunities to get some photos!
These were all taken from indoors, through a window – you can see some of the raindrops on the glass, but that just adds to the feel of the photo.
All of these were taken on a rapid-fire setting, with a short(ish) shutter speed, and there were about 350 shots with no lightning in at all! Whenever we get another thunderstorm, I’m going to try putting the camera on a tripod and using a slower shutter speed to hopefully capture more of the lightning in each photo.
Hearing the distinctive call of the Buzzard, I expected to spot one or maybe two birds…. I hadn’t expected to see five Buzzards all circling overhead!
They were a bit high up to get a really clear photo, but zooming in on the pictures, it’s definitely 4 regular coloured Buzzards, and one which seems to have paler wings (top right in the second photo).
Not to be outdone by the Blackbird, the Robin came for a bath today – I didn’t think it was possible, but the Robin splashed more water out of the bath than the Blackbird did!
Just a simple cloudscape today, but it’s one of those clouds I haven’t been able to identify other than it being “photogenic”!