More Backyard Wildlife
No art or great compositions here - at this point I am happy if I can get the focus correct 🙂
After playing with berry (from the magnolia tree he/she is perched upon) for awhile, the bird just dropped it.
Nikon Z7, FTZ, Nikon 1.4X teleconverter III, Nikon 300PF/4, Oben GH-30C Gimbal Head
No cropping but I did clone out an errant leaf and two bright spots in the background on the butterfly image.
Nicely done! I believe the bird in your photo is a gray catbird. If you listen to it while it's singing, it sounds like a cat. Hence, that's how it got its name.
I have yet to have a catbird visit my backyard.
I'm still learning my butterflies, but I believe you have a yellow swallowtail in the second shot.
Yes we have lots of catbirds, bluejays, cardinals and different types of finches. Sometimes the woodpecker visits but not when I have the camera. One time a I saw an oriole but again without the camera. Only a few butterflies the last two years. The year before that we had a lot of monarchs.