31 May House Finch Project
The House Finch Project
Welcome to the House Finch Project
This began as a challenge (what to do with a month of cloudy mornings), evolved into a solution (take photos at home), and produced a result (a photo article about the House Finch – See the link below).
The benefits were:
I could simply walk outside to take photos for brief periods of clear sky, rather than use that time driving to a park.
Any photo is better than no photo. Now I could work on technique, striving to capture sharp feather detail.
I could experiment with creative ways to photograph a plain brown bird.
I was able to take photos of: a) Male House Finches with different shades of color, b) Juveniles being fed, and c) Birds showing implied personalities through their pose, posture, and head angle.
While waiting, I could relax by immersing myself into the serenity of Nature.
There’s an important point here.
We encounter challenges everywhere.
These challenges test our commitment, our creativity, and our passion.
So we need to think our way toward solutions. Because that’s where we make a difference.
See the results of the House Finch Project:
Here’re the results of a similar project:
Here’re other possibilities near home:
I’m enjoying two wonderful books about birds.
Julie Zickefoose’s newest book is a masterpiece of art and storytelling. See: Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest
Jennifer Ackerman has written a fascinating book about bird intelligence. See: The Genius of Birds