photography and digital scrapbooking

Feathered Friends


Many birds visited today. They know a storm is coming! I saw a bird that I have never seen at our feeders. He was about the size of a sparrow, but greenish-yellow (not like the true yellow of a Goldfinch). I was not able to photograph him, so I’m hoping he will come back tomorrow! Update: The bird I saw was a Goldfinch. Their winter feathers are darker and less colorful.

All photos shot in Program mode, focal length 270mm, RAW format. Developed in Lightroom and Photoshop. Actions by Pioneer Woman.


Author: Karen Chandler

Metal clay jewelry, nature photography, and digital scrapbooking are Karen's passions. She is mostly self-taught, enjoying the learning process as much as producing her works of art. Karen's jewelry features fine silver, copper, and bronze. She sculpts and refines metal clay, then kiln fires her pieces and polishes them to perfection. The process allows for exciting interpretations of symbols, shapes, textures, and combinations of metals. A long time user of Photoshop, Karen loves to create digital layouts with her photos. Her layouts and albums are a diary of sorts; documenting milestones, recording happy times, and celebrating her love of nature.

4 thoughts on “Feathered Friends

  1. Beautiful Karen! I love watching the birds at our house too! They definitely know when a storm is brewing! Hope you are feeling better!

    • Thanks, Christy! Birds have been my greatest challenge so far. Placing some feeders closer to the porch and being very patient has helped. I had many challenges to overcome with lens, light, and birdies constantly moving, but it was fun to experiment!

  2. Wow! Such beautiful shots and variety! Love the colours and sharpness of the photos. Did you get your storm?

    • Thanks, Cait! Yes, about five inches of snow, then freezing rain on Monday. It will be a few more days until all the highways are clear and people can get back to normal schedules in the Atlanta area. I took two more bird photos today and added them to the slideshow. You can see the snow in the Mockingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, and Cardinal photos.