An Eastern Towhee enjoying a sunflower seed. If only I could train him to eat turkey poop.
This entry was posted on November 10, 2011 by melissafischer. It was filed under nature and was tagged with animals, birds, eastern towhee, fall, melissa koski, Michigan, migration, nature, photography.
Great pictures. We have the western relative, the Spotted Towhee. Looks almost identical. I love your choice of titles for your posts, Melissa. :-)
November 10, 2011 at 7:13 am
Bob what in the world are you doing up so early? Thanks for your kind words… I was surprised how grainy these were considering how close I was to this guy and have a sneaking suspicion I didn’t readjust my iso’s to a decent level from some previous evening shots. I probably do that every other month (:
November 10, 2011 at 7:35 am
November 10, 2011 at 7:33 am
Heck, Melissa, I wake up early every morning. Can’t wait to get the new day started. And if you believe that, I have some ocean-front property here in west Texas that I’d like to sell you. :-)
I just happen to be an early riser for whatever reason.
But, really, about the grain (noise) in your photos, I don’t think it is very bad. At least they are in really good focus. I don’t know what software you use to edit, if any, but a cheap noise-reducing program called DeNoise is available. I use it all the time, with my Photoshop Elements.
But, again, I think you do very well with what you have, and I enjoy your posts.
November 10, 2011 at 9:16 am
Thanks Bob. I’m going ot look into that program. I’ve just been using the iphoto program the past few months that came with my computer.
I have a little one who has always been an early riser. I’m not one naturally, but have done a bang up job not neglecting the wee ones in the morning the last decade or so. (: There’s a lot more animal activity early morning. Happy Friday!
November 11, 2011 at 7:15 am
p.s. Bob there’s snow on the ground here. Let’s chat about that ocean-front property. (:
November 11, 2011 at 7:17 am
Forgetting to readjust the ISO is a mistake I make repeatedly. One day, I keep telling myself, I will learn.
November 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm
I wonder if I’ll ever learn. It usually happens when I’m seeing a huge deer or an unusual animal and crushing as I realize what I did after the fact!
November 11, 2011 at 7:00 am
Incredible photo! So adorable.
November 10, 2011 at 7:27 pm
Thanks westwood. He wasn’t shy…or very hungry. (:
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