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Mike’s Monday Pics – 10/18/21

Did I Mention I Love Reflection Pics?  Sure, but Lately? As most of you know by now I enjoy seeing your pics that include the bird and its reflection.  I…

Bird Photograph of the Week – 10/15/21

The Big Picture Sometimes I overlook a pic but yesterday while I was scrolling back through your submissions I came across a simply stunning picture from Osprey60.  I usually crop…

Member’s Bird Photography Showcase – 10/14/21

Beautiful Birds from Down Under Rebecca, our New Zealand Naturalist, continues to share pics of some fascinating birds from New Zealand and Australia.  I really enjoy seeing the diversity of…

Me and My Shadow

Put Yourself In the Best Light Catching a bird in the best light is an important part of taking Great Bird Pics.  One easy technique I use to put myself…

Member’s Bird Photography Showcase – 10/12/21

More Hummers Sharing my Hummingbird BIF technique must have reminded some members that they had some hummingbird pics, too.  I’ll bet they used a similar technique to get focus on…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 10/11/21

Birds In My Backyard A week or two ago I spotted a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my backyard and reported it on eBird.  Birding Buddy Bonnie commented that I was lucky…

Bird Photograph of the Week – 10/8/21

In a Sea of Coneflowers Technically this photo was not submitted this week but I wanted to take the opportunity to highlight it.  Emil Baumbach caught a fairly typical Goldfinch…

Rarity Appears In Two Places

Hudsonian Godwits in Chicagoland The Hudsonian Godwit is a large sandpiper (about the size of a Mallard) that isn’t usually seen in the Chicago area, yet this fall two of…

Mike’s Monday Pics – 10/4/21

Through the Looking Glass, er… Fence While visiting Michigan we had the opportunity to go birding with our great friends the Mannings.  Carl and Judi are the top birders in…

Good Birds, Bad Pictures

Good Birds, Bad Pictures Sometimes when out on the trail you come across a great bird – maybe a lifer – and you grab your camera and start clicking away…

Bird Photograph of the Week – 9/30/21

Bird Photograph of the Week – 9/30/21 Congratulations to Birder2011 for her submission of a male Redstart as winner of Bird of the Week!  The Redstart is a member of…
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