Friday, 24 May 2013

Starling Parents Feeding Chicks - DAY 19

This morning Ruth sent me this short video of the parents going in and out of her letter box with food for the 6 chicks.  Now seeing the letter box, I think she is brilliant getting all the still photos just through that small slit.  You can enlarge the video by clicking a button below it.




Below are more of the photos that I was experimenting with yesterday.

Last year when I was on the Isle of Wight I photographed this spider's web early one morning when the dew was still on it.

Spider's Web
Tree Trunk
Horse Chestnut leaves

For all the former photographs I have NOT used PS but Picasa so I thought I would try (with difficulty) to do these 3 below in PS.  The first photo is as I took it.  The next two I have changed.  I quite like the second one, the third one looks to washed out to me.




Anyhow, as a lot of you have been encouraging me to try things, I am and I leave you with a favourite of mine.  Bluebells in a field.

Wild Bluebells

18 comments:

  1. I love the spiders web photo!

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  2. Hi Lou Thanks for your comment. The web is lovely. When I was photographing it, the background was a blue tarpaulin on a boat and that didn't work for me so I got a black bread board to put behind it! That worked better. Margaret

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  3. Lovely images, they also show some the nature world, cheers Margaret.

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  4. I loved that video clip, and your friend Ruth really has done a marvelous job of getting the pictures of the inside.

    Spiders web, and the Horse Chestnut leaves are the stand outs today.

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  5. Hi Keith Many thanks for your input. I appreciate it. Margaret

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  6. Hi Bob Many thanks for looking in and commnenting. Margaret

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  7. just beautiful blooms!

    and wow, those starlings are in a letter box! since i just joined you recently, i hadn't realized!

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  8. Hi Tex It makes them even more special knowing there in a letter box, I think. Glad you liked the blooms. Margaret

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  9. The flowers are so pretty - and spider web is amazing!

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  10. Hi Karen Yes I was pleased with the web myself. Have a great weekend. Margaret

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  11. Hello Margaret, I love this post from the cool web to all the pretty flowers. Gorgeous photos. Have a happy weekend. PS, thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment.

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  12. This was fun watching the video. I like your experiments but the first one I prefer...I have never seen a spider's web so beautiful as this one, bravo.

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  13. Hi Eileen Many thanks for your kind comments adn glad you enjoyed the post. Margaret

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  14. Hi Lynn Yes it is good to experiment even though it sometimes does not work! Margaret

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  15. Margaret please say thanks to your friend Ruth for doing an excellent job in keeping us up to date with the progress of her 'house guests', and also thanks to you for putting it all on your blog. and it's great to see the video of the outside of the Starlings accommodation!

    I really like the work you've done on the set of three Sweet-briar(?) images, I think it would look great mounted in a frame and hung on the wall...[;o)

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  16. Hi Margaret, Great piece of video from your friend and the latest stills she sent were lovely too. I'm amazed she can get such good shots through that tiny opening, also amazing the Starlings can squeeze through, let's hope the chicks can squeeze out eventually!!

    I see you have been experimenting with your photography recently and had some great results. The web on this post is lovely but I like them all, I actually think the sunlit fresh green leaves of the Horse Chestnut is my favourite though. Lovely Bluebells too. In the previous posts my favourite was the yellow flower, Dahlia if I remember correctly, with the hoverfly.

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  17. Hi Jan Very many thanks for all your comments and kindness. Be sure and watch todays' videos of the Starling chicks, its amazing. Ruth is doing a marvellous job. Margaret

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