I had lots of errands and chores to take care of today, so I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my camera. There were European Starlings in our back yard off and on all day today, picking through the cut grass for bugs. This Starling was walking right toward me with its beak open. Settings were f/7.1, 1/1000, ISO 320.
This Starling was unhappy that another Starling had come too close, so it puffed itself up, spread its wings and scared the other one away. Starlings usually look like black birds with some speckles, but if the light hits them the right way their feathers are iridescent. Here you can see the purplish sheen on the head and neck, and the blue/green iridescence on the chest. Settings were f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 320.
The other bird photo today was a Mockingbird sitting on top of the flagpole out front. Settings were f/7.1, 1/400, ISO 320.
The little green cherry tomato I photographed the other day is growing, and is now about the size of a pea. There are more tiny tomatoes growing on both plants. Another month or so and I’ll be picking tomatoes. Settings were f/5.6, 1/80, ISO 400.
And here’s Sophie relaxing in the yard. Settings were f/7.1, 1/500, ISO 320.