Picture of the Day - September 22, 2009
|Photo courtesy of Juanita L. Ruffner.
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The first thing that struck me when I saw today's picture was how
the two birds on either end of the feeder appear to be standing
guard as if they're expecting some kind of devious attack. And who knows, maybe they were...
I really like this
photograph for a number of reasons, and it's my pleasure to share it
with you. Here is photographer Juanita Ruffner with a little
"We have a variety of birds coming into our feeders. The ones on
Here are the camera and settings used to capture this image:
left are House Finches and on the right is a pair of Chipping
The front chipping sparrow is a baby. It was bigger than
and it was funny watching the baby flapping its wings
for its parent to feed it!"
--Juanita L. Ruffner
Camera: Nikon D300
Focal length: 410mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 second
Name: Wilford Simmons
Town: Darien, IL
Great shot Juanita. I love watching the birds at my feeders during
the wintertime, and they always seem to be up to something!
Name: Ed Morrison
Town: Dunwoody, GA
Town: Crossville, TN
Put out the feed and the birds will come. I love country living, and
I love this photo.
Town: Tyler, TX
It sure does look like the two outside birds are standing guard. The
two on the inside must be VIP's! Wonderful picture today Rick.
Town: Negley, OH
Thanks Rick and Everyone for this pick and all the wonderful
comments...So much appreciated!!!
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