New Neighbor

I will be so glad when I finally move next weekend. Took more boxes over to my new place today and this little bird was very obliging, allowing me to get really close for a shot.

My 3 good things:
1. My son is having his friend over tonight for a sleepover, which he has been looking forward to all week and will allow me to catch up on work, as moms are banished from the playroom during such events!
2. Got my latest couple of "Popular Photography" magazine, which has become my new bedtime reading!
3. Enjoyed a nice cup of tea before my son woke up and watched "Eastenders" at 7 am this morning courtesy of YouTube. Yeah, yeah, I know it is a load of old rubbish (as my mum says), but it helps alleviate homesickness in some strange way. Can't believe how many English shows you can actually watch on YouTube.
Beautiful bird! Love it :)
posted January 5th, 2013  
Great shot! I love how much detail in his feathers I can see.
posted January 5th, 2013  
Nice welcome! Love the markings
posted January 5th, 2013  
so pretty! he stands out nice against the background
posted January 5th, 2013  
fantastic shot FAV
posted January 5th, 2013  
I have that camera. can I ask what lens you used for this shot?
posted January 5th, 2013  
@lesip Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SLD DG Macro Lens with built in motor for Nikon digital SLR Cameras, $150 from Amazon. I have been very happy with this lens considering how reasonably priced it is.
posted January 5th, 2013  
@nancyperry thanks that price is amazing and it takes very clear crisp shots..
posted January 5th, 2013  
@lesip I can't say enough good things about this lens. It also has a macro mode, which I am sure doesn't compare to a true macro lens, but I was on a limited budget. This shot came out great using this lens: http://365project.org/nancyperry/365/2013-01-02
posted January 6th, 2013  
What a cutie pie!! Fav
posted January 6th, 2013  
Great shot!
posted January 6th, 2013  
@butrfli Thanks, Dana. These little birds are everywhere around here. Do you see them where you are?
posted January 6th, 2013  
@nancyperry i dont ever see them, but that doesnt mean they're not around. i'm never seem to be able to stay in one place long enough to capture birds, especially with Bella around :-)
posted January 6th, 2013  
@butrfli I forgot about Bella, yes, the birds don't stay around long when I have Ben with me, dogs and little boys are not a bird's best friend :-)
posted January 6th, 2013  
I LOVE birds! It was fun browsing your photos. :) I'm new to 365, so I look forward to your pics for inspiration! Can't wait to get a real camera for bird photos. :)
posted January 6th, 2013  
Nice capture. So clean and focused
posted January 6th, 2013  
Great shot and loving the background colors!
posted January 6th, 2013  
AMAZING SHOT, AMAZING BIRD... SO BEAUTIFUL, SO MANY
COLORS. SHARP DETAILS...
posted January 6th, 2013  
Great shot! Aww- the homesickness must be hard at times. But you have some exciting things to look forward to in the new home.
posted January 6th, 2013  
Pam
Fantastic! Great focus, and detail. Love the DOF! Great shot, Nancy!
posted January 6th, 2013  
Beautiful shot! Fav.
posted January 6th, 2013  
Perfect birdie shot. Love the light on this little guy, fav congrats on thePP
posted January 6th, 2013  
beautiful capture!
posted January 6th, 2013  
Well done! Take your time with adjusting to the move, in the last 3 years I have moved across the country twice!
posted January 6th, 2013  
Great capture. The bkg looks really cool and that bird is a cutie!
posted January 6th, 2013  
It's great to find a trained bird that poses for you! Nice SHOT!
posted January 6th, 2013  
Cheeky little bird, he is introducing himself to you!
posted January 6th, 2013  
Nice capture, he looks deep in thought.
posted January 6th, 2013  
Very cute capture of the White-crowned Sparrow:)
posted January 6th, 2013  
Beautiful capture of this bird. fav
posted January 6th, 2013  
Wow such a beautiful shot Nancy, love the detail and dof here...well done =)
posted January 7th, 2013  
What a cute bird! And the background here is gorgeous! Good luck on your move!
posted January 7th, 2013  
Beautiful bird shot
posted January 9th, 2013  
Gorgeous bird capture!
posted January 9th, 2013  
Isn't it nice to find out the new neighbors are friendly? :-)
Lovely shot and the coloring in the background is perfect. He also picked a great spot to pose for you.
posted January 15th, 2013  
Fabulous focus and colors. Cute little guy!
posted February 6th, 2013  
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