Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pastels -


I can't figure out what's wrong with my image upload ... the backgrounds on these were all pink and green pastels, and they just don't show up that way here. Well, the little siskin and nuthatch are sweet anyway. I just took time to look at all your posts - I am amazed that so many of you can brave the cold to get beautiful pictures - I'll never have a lot of good ice and snow photos! It's too cold for me when it's hot!
Things are coming along at the store - we got everything moved into place last week, so it's time to start recruiting artists....At first it was just an idea I had to help pay the enormous rent on my space, but now I'm excited! In my new blog, "What's Going On" I will try to follow progress of the new project "The Gallery at Backyard Boutique" and post announcements and birding info for the bird shop.
Thanks to my readers who have ordered from the online store - enjoy.

28 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These are lovely pictures.Blessings,Ruth

Tina said...

I love your light backgrounds with your nuthatch and siskin...You sound very busy and keeping up with this blog must be difficult!! Take a break and have a hot cup of tea!!

fishing guy said...

Helen: Those are both lovely little birds, they are beautiful as shown.

June said...

This has happened to me more than once...in your case here, I wouldn't have given it a thought if you hadn't mentioned it...they look really good as is and look as if they were supposed to look this way.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Helen, Glad that your store/project is going well so far. In this economy, most people are suffering. Wonder when things will start improving??

Cute little birdies...

Hope you have a good week Don't work too hard!
Hugs,
Betsy

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a cutie! As usual, the shots are great. I'm glad things are coming along at the store.
:-)

Tabib said...

This is typical posing by nuthatch.
Very nice!.

Roy said...

Helen, the background is just great as it is. Superb images. The Nuthatch just takes it.

Jayne said...

Glad everything is coming along nicely Helen. This may be a very wonderful blessing in disguise. Have a beautiful day!

Shellmo said...

Looks like the siskin is imitating the nuthatch's pose! Love them both!

Roses and Lilacs said...

The photos look great. I'll stop by the other blog and have a look.
Marnie

Naturegirl said...

Helen: The photos are beautiful as is! Your subject stands out! Wonderful to hear that the move is behind you and now new adventures begin!I'll keep in touch! hugs NG

Dave Coulter said...

Nice poses by your birds! I saw a few siskins over the weekend :)

NCmountainwoman said...

I loved the nuthatch! Such a great pose. I'm trying to love siskins, and if I did, this would be a lovely photograph as well.

Bird Girl said...

Those pictures look good to my eye, Helen! Very nice!

Mary said...

A perfect pair of "upside downers". Sounds like the store happenings and gallery are getting exciting. Good luck!

Chris said...

Hi Helen,
Even without the pink and green background, these pictures are still sweet due to their posture and attitude. Looks like the siskin is copying the nuthatch!!!

T and S said...

Both are beautiful images, but the bokeh is better in the 2nd image and pose is amazing.

Denise said...

I haven't taken any bird photos lately Helen. Will have to get out there one of these days. Exciting about your store. Love these bird photos.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice images. I enjoy photographing nuthatches as well. We had Red-breasted this year as well. Blue Skies.

troutbirder said...

I think I like the pastel background. Very soothing!

Naturegirl said...

The photos are lovely..I like the background..most macros look this way.
I snooped around the store...wonderful products..I surely will order at some point..You do ship to Canada. tweets..NG

Stacey Huston said...

beautiful, even without the pastel colors.. do you have the new blog up..? didn't see a link.. stay warm. spring is coming..

TSannie said...

I love upside down birds, and yours are wonderful.
So glad your shop is coming along so nicely.

Glennis said...

Photos are lovely whatever the back ground colour, but I am amazed that they are both perched upside down almost, very gymnastically, maybe that is the normal way for them to perch, just unusual for me, but we don't have that kind of wee birds.

Eve said...

Hi Helen!
Hope all is going well.

Beautiful Creation said...

Great photos. Our Pine Siskins have returned after a few years of "no shows." They are very tame! If I had enough time, I'm sure they would eat out of my hand.

George said...

These are great pictures.