little birdies

Jake found these little guys out in the shed behind the house. I think there’s 2 or 3 of them. I didn’t handle them at all because I want the mama bird to continue to take care of them. I used my zoom lens to get in close so I could get a good shot. I know they probably won’t be in the nest much longer because they already have feathers and were standing up :).

I think this is a baby Wren, but not too sure...
I think this is a baby Wren, but not too sure…
Baby birds in Will's toolbox
Baby birds in Will’s toolbox
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Wordless Wednesday-Almost Summertime

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Stuck up? Nope, just introverted.

I am a very introverted person and most people just can’t understand that, especially extroverts.  It’s not that I don’t like people, but I like to be by myself or with those that I am closest with like family. I don’t have to have a ton of friends. I can have one good friend and that’s enough for me.  But I always have people who want to befriend me or hang out.  It’s not that I have anything personally against them, I just don’t want to have to divide my time between them and my family.  Some extroverts just can’t understand how I can possibly be happy just being around my husband and kids. Well, it is possible. There’s nothing weird about being introverted just like there’s nothing weird about being extroverted.  I will say, however, that I was much less introverted in school. I was still an introvert but I had more friends. I think that’s partly because of the way I have been treated by so-called friends in the past, especially my ex best friend.  I think it’s really for the best though because being around a lot of people really exhausts me. I used to go to concerts and after being around large crowds of people, I would just be so tired. I’m talking “sleep the whole next day” kinda tired. I’m also the kind of person who doesn’t talk a lot unless I know you.  This has caused many people to assume I’m a “snob”. I’m actually not snobby at all.  Once I get used to being around you, I never shut up LOL.  I don’t have the need to be the center of attention and actually get a little embarrassed if I am.  I prefer to just hang out in the background and observe.  I’m sure most other introverts can relate.  Extroverts just won’t understand haha.  I found this infographic and I can definitely relate to it.

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camera doesn’t necessarily make the photographer

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I am really glad that I opted to buy the D5100 rather than something more expensive.  I have made the decision to invest in lenses and filters over a more expensive camera body. I compared some of the shots of the more expensive camera to the ones taken with the D5100 and I really can’t tell much of a difference. Not enough to spend over $2000. At least not right now.  Photography also isn’t about having the most expensive camera. It’s about capturing the moment.  It also has a lot to do with technique and finding the right settings. That’s something I’ve really made myself practice on lately.  And I can tell it’s helped a lot.

I took this one a few days ago. I didn’t specifically set out to find this little guy and was actually looking for something else when I saw him fluttering around among the clover. I got a few shots, but this is one of my favorites.

cute little butterfly
cute little butterfly
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