More gingerbread

Another example of the gingerbread decorated porch and columns from Madison, Georgia.  There are many homes that exhibit this style in the neighborhoods surrounding South Main Street where the antebellum mansions attract most of the attention.  Walking through this part of the city really gives you the small town feeling.

Nikon D500
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
32mm @ f/8.0 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 400

#architecture #gingerbread #vintage #Madison #Georgia #WithMyTamron

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Madison, Georgia

So, yesterday we went out for a visit with the new grand daughter.   Mostly, we gave our daughter and son-in-law a chance to do something other than 24-hour baby duty.  To get out of the house, Ryan and I went on a photo walk of nearby Madison.  This town is one of very few Georgia towns that retains pre-Civil War homes.  There are many homes that are frequently photographed but we went a little off the main strip to see some other vintage beauties.

The homes that surround Main Street are a mix of antebellum, forties and fifties cottages and some new construction.  Many sport elaborate gingerbread trim and wonderful wrap-around porches.  These are definitely the kind of places made for a glass of lemonade and a lazy afternoon enjoying a beautiful day.  A great place to visit!

Nikon D500
Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
58mm @ f/4.5 – 1/10 sec – ISO 800

#architecture #gingerbread #vintage #Madison #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Need some new subjects

Well, it’s supposed to be rainy for a good while now.  Maybe I will be forced to look for some different subjects and leave the birds alone.  This one was just too good not to share.  The beautiful red tones and the great detail really let you see a fine example of a male Houst Finch.

I promise, something different tomorrow…

House Finch
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/6.3 – 1/800 sec – ISO 800

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What can you do?

Yes, I have posted several shots of House Finches lately but what can I say?  They just love to pose for me.

The light was fantastic and they kept coming by the feeder and just striking poses.  I am amazed at how well you can see all the detail in the feathers.  Looks like someone painted in all those patterns.  Even with a monochrome palate, this is a beautiful bird.

I will keep my eyes open for different birds but, since they are all beautiful and interesting, we’ll see what happens.

House Finch
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/6.3 – 1/640 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #HouseFinch #winter #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Being together

Hope everyone has the chance to get together with those you love on this Valentine’s Day.  If you can’t be with the ones you love, think of them and hold them in your heart!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

House Finches
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/6.3 – 1/50 sec – ISO 800

#BirdWatching #birds #HouseFinches #winter #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Showing off for the Ladies

I’m always amazed at how the male House Finch has so much color while the female is so drab.  There are surely a number of reasons for this but it seems unfair to the ladies.  I guess when you think about it, the females don’t need any extra to get the guys interested.  As long as there is some nice color out there, I’m happy to watch any of the birds!

House Finch
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
450mm @ f/8 – 1/40 sec – ISO 400

#BirdWatching #birds #HouseFinch #winter #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Keeping watch

Cardinals always have at least one bird keeping watch.  While some are feeding, others are on guard.  They are ready to give the warning if anything seems to present a danger.  When a cat comes near or people walk by, they zoom away and let the others know it’s time to leave.

Fortunately, they are pretty well acclimated to my yard and don’t bolt off too easily.  But they never fail to have the guard posted.  You can spot the watchers pretty easily and they make for a nice portrait if you don’t give them any reason to flee.

Northern Cardinal
Roswell, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/7.1 – 1/320 sec – ISO 400

#BirdWatching #birds #Cardinal #winter #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron