I hooked my Black Rapid Strap and my long 24-300 lens to my Canon and headed out with Oscar for his evening walk.
These chickens moved in last fall and recently they've been coming close to the fence. Strangers must be feeding them because they have always been scared before. They actually come running now. I'll have to start taking seeds with me. I have enough shots of this guy that I think I'll try to make an animated gif.
The 'Unfriendly Neighbor' left his back gate open and Oscar decided that was an invitation. This neighbor is also new and so is this fence he's put around his fruit trees. Makes it hard to photograph them. But since the gate was open……. I was able to take one step in and get these next few shots. (Oscar was lightly scolded.)
I shot this perpendicular to the light. I'm not sure how the bokeh became streaked. Perhaps from the sun rays. Surely my lens isn't that dirty! If anyone knows, do tell.
It's funny the things you notice when the light is just right.
A robin waited on high I crept closer. They are getting quite thick around here. Currently we have Threshers, Mockingbirds, Red-winged Black Birds, Blue Jays and Red House Finches.
A lone donkey made this path. He is a story of his own. More about him and his space in the future.
The Friendly Neighbor's peach tree. This guy is very personable. I'll give him a 10 on the friendly scale. This was the only shot that pleaded for a texture. Another neighbor has the lovely Redbud tree below. I just realized I need to get my Lensbaby out to shoot these flowers. My gosh, I've waited all winter for this! Now I need to reacquaint myself with it.
Textured with kk_waterfront20 softlight 100, kk_waterfront7 multiply 100.
Linking up with Kim for Texture Tuesday.
I'm linking up with Helen for Weekend Walks!