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Friday, February 17, 2012

White Crowned Sparrow



 

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  1. look beauty like all your birds Betsy!!

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  2. Betsy I never see this bird before!

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    1. He's cute isn't he? I'm having trouble with my photo editing coming through...I updated a new version of picasa today. :(

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    2. I think you take amazing pictures Betsy!

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    3. I agree Gloria, Betsy does that amazing pictures.
      What kind of camera, Betsy?

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    4. It's a Nikon Coolpix P100. I have the outdoor photos down pretty well, but the inside ones or ones that need a flash I really need to read the book for some pointers!

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  3. It's really hard to believe that you take all these great close-up shots through a window!

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    1. Silver Betsy have so CLEAN her windows Im sure (lol)
      for these the pics look amazing!

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    2. ok...got the editing to come through. Can you see a difference? Geesh. I really wish Google and Blogger would leave everything alone. SO frustrating!

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    3. So clean surprising they don't fly right into it
      Like that commercial where they did it and had a fit..haha

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    4. Betsy Only Im teasing you, I never fix my pictures I dont have idea, I know Picassa but always Im hurry to my pictures, but your pictures are always nice!

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    5. Oh I know you are teasing! ha. I just hate it when they 'improve' something and it's less convenient to use!

      And Pat, the birds have flown right into the window before! Ouch! Poor things.

      Still can't get my photo centered!

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    6. Did't even notice it not being centered. The bird is so beautiful.

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    7. LOL you need to leave a smudge somewhere
      So they can see it and avoid such an affair

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    8. I got the centered part fixed. The gray border around the photo was hanging out over the column lines!

      I checked my time setting and it shows GMT but that isn't what it's saying on the comments. :) Pat you had that probably not so long ago!

      A smudge...oh yeah, like I'd be able to look at it all the time. lol. No, I like my windows clean. ha.

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    9. LOL yeah my ocd wouldn't let that occur
      Would just ruffle the cat's fur
      My setting says the correct time too
      But the stupid comment thing has lost a screw

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  4. Must be a little cold
    As he's all fluffed up and bold
    Have the kitties noticed the good view from the window yet
    Watching from the indoors licking their lips wet

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    1. Yes, they have noticed a few times but don't stare and chirp like I thought they might!

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    2. Guess why bother with the ones outdoors
      When they can see two already indoors..haha
      And had to go with the dear
      To my little rhyming rear..lol

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    3. They weren't bothering the parakeets until tonight. I guess they just didn't feel well enough until now. ha. And here I thought they had matured. Sigh.

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    4. LOL well eventually they will
      After they get over their thrill

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    5. Well, it hasn't happened yet, since Tiger was hanging on the cage by his front paws tonight. ha.

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    6. haha I'd say he's feeling better and ready to play
      Should be a fun time at your bay

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  5. Would you look at this? I'm not even in my own time zone anymore. Geesh.

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    1. I noticed that more than a couple of days ago, actually.

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    2. Yeah I've been all Back to the Future for a good month now
      I change it back and forth but blogger still won't fix it no way no how

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    3. See...it's contagious! You gave it to me!

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    4. Sure blame me
      Maybe it was the rhyming spree

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    5. well, you started the rhymes...
      so either way, it's your crime!

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  6. Oh what a beauty! Today I was at the drug store picking up an Rx and they had a fake tree full of "Song Birds" (Stuffed )and Mr. Cardinal was there and I had to laugh and tell my grandson Jon, my friend Betsy doesn't have fake birds...she has the real deal! I must show his this picture!!

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    1. Well, the tree sounds pretty cute to have in a store! :) Next time you go, get a picture for me. :)

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  7. gorgeous! birds remind me of so many blessings because of different ones that have stood out to me in difficult times in my life. I love to feed and watch them! there would definitely be something missing in my backyard if they went away!!

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    1. isn't that true! I enjoy them very much.

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  8. what a wicked cool hairdo he has...sharp pic betsy

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    1. I know what you're thinking, Bri...a double mohawk cropped short. Don't do it! Step away from the clippers! lol...

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  9. Wonderful! I love that he's slightly off center. Love the blurry branch in front, too. Delightfully artistic composition.

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    1. I didn't mean the bird was off center. The entire photo was overlapping the column border. I fixed it, though.

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  10. What a header..I want to do that! Love this sweet little bird, so perfect, so darling..and what a great picture! ;D

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    1. I want to do it, too, Julie! Let's go! I need a day of sleigh riding!

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  11. wow, you get so many different species of birds there! amazing, as always :-)

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    1. Isn't he sweet? They aren't always here, but often enough that I have identified them. I love their bright white head stripes!

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    2. Betsy, yes, he is so sweet, it's amazing what nature can make ... what a hat, what a hat :-)

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    3. It is a pretty fancy hat! But I'm afraid Brian is going to try to change his mohawk and try to copy it! lol...

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    4. saw your reply this morning only Betsy ... lol ... hmmm T. may be blaming you giving Brian bad ideas ... haha

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  12. He is gorgeous...great shot
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  13. I love white crowned sparrows!!! We don't have them during the winter, but I think they are here in the summer. Awesome picture!!!!

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    1. they must come just a little bit south for the winter! :)

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  14. You have the most interesting visitors to your garden. Very beautiful birds that most of us never see. I really appreciate that you share them with us. It is like we are bird watchers without having to leave our houses and go out into the cold.

    It is like you have a little zoo going on and all the creatures in the area know this. Plus you have some nice neighbors to help you.

    God bless.

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    1. A little zoo
      yes, it's true.
      Oh dear..I'm rhyming like Pat
      I'm going to blame his cat.
      ha.

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    2. That cat will take the credit for it
      Such fun to see a rhyming fit

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  15. Awwww that's a beauty!!! Love the detail in this fab pic! Take care
    x

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    1. Thanks, Kitty! He posed very nicely, didn't he?

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  16. Ah, so very lovely. You made my morning, Betsy.

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    1. He does look cheery, doesn't he? Happy Friday to you!

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  17. i had to read through a number of replies to see if you took this. It's so professional. Amazing! Abe Lincoln, the blogger, would love this shot.
    And through a window!

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    1. Ha...you're right, Abe would love it! Yes, I took it. See my blog name on the photo?

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    1. thanks, gloria. I'm stressed and cranky today. :(

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    2. me too Betsy and have a headache again, :(

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    3. me, too!

      I need a vacation. :(

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  19. sometimes we never hav vacations betsy, believe me:(

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    1. I know! 2008 was my last one! We work too hard, don't we? ha.
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    2. we dont have choose dear, hope you feel better and have good day!

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    3. You, too! I need to vaccuum and then go to the grocery! :) Talk to you later!

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  20. Your bird photos are just beautiful, seriously, this image is excellent!

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  21. Such a beautiful shot, Betsy. You must have a great lens! Looks so cold....we haven't had any snow and bad weather this year (not complaining)

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