31 May House Finch Project
The House Finch Project (With 3 Photos)
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 – link below*).
The benefits are notable.
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 implying 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 are tests of our commitment, our creativity, and our passion.
So we need to think our way toward solutions. Because that’s where we make a difference.
*PS: See the results of the House Finch Project: Meet the House Finch
Help Birds Tip
Buy pets only when you plan to keep them.
Having a pet can be a wonderful experience for both you and the pet.
So please conduct research on the demands of caring for a pet before bringing one into your home. Recognize that a pet will require constant food, maintenance, and medical care.
If possible, adopt a rescue pet. Check with local pet supply stores for organizations that place rehabilitated or unwanted critters in caring homes.
And if something changes, seek adoption possibilities.
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
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.
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