Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up.

The first thing that came to mind when I read the prompt was the various bird species I have photographed in the yard as they look up, making sure that there isn’t a predatory species about.

A male American Goldfinch checking the sky.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up

 

A Chipping Sparrow looking up.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up

 

A Raccoon looking up, contemplating going after the bird feeders despite me being out in the yard.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid

 

A Red-breasted Nuthatch looking up as it feeds in the grass.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Look Up

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play

This is my rather late contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play. I only discovered the prompt days after it was posted.

A male Common Blackbird playing hide and seek with the photographer in Cheshire, England.

A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play

 

A male American Goldfinch playing hide and seek with the photographer in Saskatchewan, Canada.

A Photo a Week Challenge: At Play

Fence post and a splash of Gold

The new Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge is Fences and gates.

I had forgotten about this selective colour treatment until finding it with some shots of Swallows on barbed wire fences. I have also forgotten why I did a monochrome conversion with the selective colour.

The old license plate holding the fence post together gives a big clue about where the photo was taken. A male American Goldfinch peeking around a fence post at the photographer. Taken one summer in Saskatchewan .

Fence and a splash of Gold.

Gold (well, yellow) in week 22.

A male American Goldfinch poses in front of a complimentary background.

Is it just me but wouldn’t Yellow Finch be a more accurate common English name? A bit like Purple Finch would be more accurately called a Raspberry Red Finch.

Taken during week 22 of my 52 week photo project. The bird is in shade with sunlit Cedar trees as a background.

American Goldfinch (male).