Sunshine matters by cjwhite

Sunshine matters

I posted a pic of one of these little birds on Dec. 26. It was cloudy that day. Today, it was cold. but we had beautiful sunshine. Sunshine brought the colors out better in this White-throated Sparrow.

Thank you for your kind comments and faves on yesterday's Mockingbird!!!:0)

The sock monkey hat may be making an appearance this weekend. I did get a remote for my camera, from my wonderful hubby, for Christmas. I'm still weighing the pros and cons! LOL!
great shot =)
January 5th, 2012  
DO THE SOCK MONKEY PIC =P And this is a gorgeous pic =)
January 5th, 2012  
Kim
lovely shot and I love the colors.
January 5th, 2012  
You're so fortunate to have such lovely birds to shoot. I'm in Texas and we have nothing here right now but gray doves. Beautiful shot!
January 5th, 2012  
FAV!!!
January 5th, 2012  
It is amazing what light, esp. sunlight does! I teach Latin roots and school and always knew that "photo" refers to "light" and "graph" meant "writing" or "drawing" and all that... Not until I started learning back in June did I realize how it was ALL about the light...capturing light, managing light .....I love this!
January 5th, 2012  
@lolanae Brandie....What is the sock monkey pic?
January 5th, 2012  
Wonderful capture Carolyn.
January 5th, 2012  
beautifully captured
January 5th, 2012  
love it! :)
January 5th, 2012  
Wow, it's perfect!
January 5th, 2012  
Oh My Gosh, Carolyn!!!! This is so awesome. The natural light is just amaizng! the composition is awesome! What a cute bird! I love this shot! I am looking forward to your selfie with the sock monkey hat!!! I finally did a selfie so it's your turn, Carolyn! We all love you! Your shots are amazing! :o)
January 5th, 2012  
@soozieqt Thank you Susan! I have a selfie in my project, but it's well hidden! LOL!
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful!
January 5th, 2012  
Your bird photos are so good.
January 5th, 2012  
very nice
January 5th, 2012  
An outstanding shot here, and Carolyn, you know we are not going to allow you to sleep until we see the sock monkey hat. (On you...)
January 5th, 2012  
Plumped to perfection.
January 5th, 2012  
perfect clear and crisp
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful shot. Great color tones and details and textures. A fav.
January 5th, 2012  
So clear! Wonderful shot!
January 5th, 2012  
Pam
Beautiful photo!
January 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous shot, such a pretty little birds and fantastic focus!!
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful Carolyn!
January 5th, 2012  
Love it!
January 5th, 2012  
I need to update my camera and get one that has a remote.. oh god lord the things I could do with a remote.. !!!! lol
anyway I digress ........... love these little guys you have been shooting...

when you gonna fry 'em up??
January 5th, 2012  
Wow! I love the detail! amazing!
January 5th, 2012  
@nikkers LOL!!!!!!
January 5th, 2012  
Lovely markings.
January 5th, 2012  
Great capture
January 5th, 2012  
I want to see the sock monkey hat..... Pllllleeeeaasssee...

Gorgeous shot...x
January 5th, 2012  
absolutely beautiful!
January 5th, 2012  
it sure makes all the difference!
January 5th, 2012  
What a little cutie!
January 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous Carolyn - love the detail in the little bird and the perfect bokeh. Clearly your talents are not restricted to photographing cats.
January 5th, 2012  
Spectacular detail on this little bird. Nicely captured.
January 5th, 2012  
What a wonderful variety of sparrows! And such a great capture!
January 5th, 2012  
This is gorgeous. I love how sharp this is and how nicely composed it is, as if you set him up.
January 5th, 2012  
Great shot- looks like he's enjoying the sun, with his stripy head :)
January 5th, 2012  
sock monkey sock monkey sock monkey......
January 5th, 2012  
Beautiful! Amazing light!
January 5th, 2012  
I wish I could become more technical - I love the background - is that DOF? It is a perfect photo...I love your bird pictures! I must FAV because I love the total composition!!!!
January 5th, 2012  
Oh and YES...sock monkey shot!!!
January 5th, 2012  
Bring on the sock monkey hat--whoot! My daughter got a wolf ears fuzzy hat that I've been stalking her to photograph. She's too fast for me though.
This little bird looks like somebody splotched him with yellow paint, lol
January 5th, 2012  
Wow! Awesome shot.
January 5th, 2012  
Sweet shot - sunshine makes a world of difference! My interest is piqued about that hat - can't wait to see it!
January 5th, 2012  
He looks like a determined little fellow! Beautiful focus and DOF. Great shot!
January 5th, 2012  
@lolanae LOL! I agree - DO THE SOCK MONKEY PIC! This is some glorious light you've captured on this guy!
January 5th, 2012  
FAVE!!
January 5th, 2012  
Glad you caught this little guy again. This picture is so clear. Lovely details. Now I just have to say......Sock Monkey, Sock Monkey!
January 5th, 2012  
Aww! He (she?) looks all puffed up and cold. I'm really enjoying your bird photos
January 5th, 2012  
Fantastic shot!


Sock monkey! Sock monkey! Sock monkey!
January 5th, 2012  
I agree with all the comments
January 5th, 2012  
Love this!!
January 5th, 2012  
awesome shot, love the detail, perfect focus and dof
January 5th, 2012  
Very pretty shot.
January 5th, 2012  
I love the black stripes on the sparrow's head! Gorgeous sunshiney pic!
January 5th, 2012  
Gorgeous light on this cutie! And YES for the sock monkey hat appearance!
January 6th, 2012  
Wonderful detail, great lighting. Such a dapper little dude. Sock Monkey!!!!!!
January 6th, 2012  
@marytj Thank you, Mary! The background is the dof or depth of field. I'm still learning myself! :0)
January 6th, 2012  
Awesome Shot!! Such clarity..and I love the DOF...
January 6th, 2012  
Hello! Great shot.
January 7th, 2012  
very nice shot......the background is just lovely
January 7th, 2012  
Such a cutie! Your bird shots are all so crisp!
January 7th, 2012  
I agree with you, it's all about the light!
January 7th, 2012  
Pretty little bird and love the color of the branches around him!
January 8th, 2012  
very nice
January 9th, 2012  
outstanding! You aresuper talented!!
January 9th, 2012  
Nice capture of this cute bird. I like his little spots of yellow.
January 22nd, 2012  
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