Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hangin' Out at the Swingin' Diner

I have been somewhat negligent about posting 
 to my Feathered Portraits Gallery as of late, 
so, here's the latest cast of characters 
that have been spotted at our swinging diners 
over the past few weeks.

The Pine Siskins always make reservations for their entire family when they dine with us.
The American Goldfinches are buddies with the Siskin Clan because they always dine together.
The Carolina Chickadees are regulars and they're always a pleasure to serve.  So polite and adorable!
The male House Finches are always stealing the show over their female counterparts, with their red heads.  Can't you give a girl a break?
When the White-Breasted Nuthatches are waiting for a table, they're pacing tree trunks up and down.
The Downy Woodpeckers are always teasing us that they're really Hairy Woodpeckers, but we know better.  Shhhh....we're not 100% sure, but we're not letting on!

All the above have been processed with a free app called Fotor.
I just realized you can download apps to an iMac...duh!
(I've only had mine for a year....I know....I'm slow sometimes...and for all I know, PC users may be able to do the same)
If you're pressed for time, try it's fun!

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  1. Your feathered friends are adorable, Jill.
    I especially love that little goldfinch.

  2. we get all of those lovelies here except for the nuthatch. dang it. :)

  3. Wow, a popular dining spot. Good thing these pretty birds all got in without reservations.

  4. How I wish we'd get the nuthatches and pine siskins. These are beautifully photographed and edited. And I did not know you could download apps to the iMac. I guess I'm the last to know!

  5. Gorgeous birds and photos. Love the textured look! Have a happy day!

  6. Really beautiful images of the birds that come to your swinging your commentary too!!

  7. i made the same discovery about apps sometime last fall, so you're not alone. ; )

    terrific bird shots. they sure are fun to capture, aren't they? i have my camera with zoom lens in the kitchen so i can grab a few shots when i can.

  8. What a crop of lovelies you have had visit your bistro. Delightful captures.

  9. Hi there - you do seem to get a great variety of birds around the feeders in your neck of the woods - my feeders are maintained by me and overlooked by the birds!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

  10. What fun pictures. Have you tried Snapseed for Mac? I love it for processing too.

  11. What fabulous captures! I love those little favorite is the chickadee. Beautiful work!

  12. I love the textures on your images. Just beautiful!

  13. oh Fotor .. gotta look into that ... you can download Snapseed too

  14. Your images are really beautiful. What kind of editing are you using? I really like the application that you have used for your shares~

  15. These are pretty much the same birds coming around here as well. Love how you processed the images!

  16. What a nice variety of guests you have! Beautiful work on the images!
    Thank you for sharing your birds!

  17. It's so lovely that you have such a variety of birds come to visit. Wonderful processing too.

  18. Great shots there and thanks for the processing tip, I'll try that for sure!

  19. Wow amazing. You are so talented. I love each picture so very much.

  20. I love how you describe the little birdies dining at the swinging diner lol so cute.
    I get all those birds too at my swinging diners :) I just need to get closer to them to get some good pictures. Yours are excellent !


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