Backyard Nature

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Nature Photography
by robin hindle

Today was a cool cloudy day and in spite of that I decided to have coffee on the deck. As I sat there I noticed how beautiful everything looked. There were birds, squirrels, green grass and beautiful flowers. So I took my camera and started taking pictures. I used my Nikon D5100 with the AF Nikor 80-200 zoom lens. Everywhere I looked was like magic. So serene and peaceful and yet activity all around with wood peckers, blue jays, humming birds, nuthatch and squirrels. Well just one squirrel of whom is named Earl. Yes I name all the animals that come into my yard. Earl the squirrel, jay the blue jay, woody the wood pecker although there are two different wood peckers, one is a downy and the other a hairy. Also the northern flicker (Flick for short) is also of the wood pecker family. One of which came for a visit but I didn’t get a photo. Hummy the humming bird, and last but not least the Nuthatch of which I have yet to think of a name. Most of the photos are taken from my deck except for the flowers. The lilacs are finally in full bloom after such a cool spring and the lupin are just coming into bloom now.

So here are a few pictures of my backyard nature. Some of the photos are a tad blurry but lovely creatures just the same. If you want to see the info on each photo press the “i” at the bottom of the image. Enjoy.

On another note, I am thinking of once again featuring artists and photographers. Preferably Canadian or local Nova Scotian. If you know of anyone whose art you would like to see promoted let me know and I’ll contact them and get the ball rolling. I will feature one artist and one photographer a month. So please send me your picks on who you would like to see for my next feature.

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About head birdbrain

Robin Hindle is an artist and a retired graphic designer living in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been an artist for more than thirty years and was a graphic designer for twenty-five years. Now, at the age of sixty-three, Robin is adding writer to her list of accomplishments. She has written and illustrated her first book called Famlaer-The real faeryland.

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