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Song Sparrow on the Rocker

photo of song sparrow standing on turquoise rocker

Song Sparrow on the Rocker

A little striped song sparrow emerges from its protected spot under the turquoise rocker on my deck and eyes the bird feeder hanging from the eaves.

The landscape of snow itself is beautiful, even around my neighborhood. The opportunity to photograph my backyard birds against the clean white backdrop, though, is too good to pass up. Photographing birds in winter can be a challenge because most of them blend into their background of umber branches and withered leaves, but the snow is not only like a professional backdrop, it’s also like an auxiliary lighting feature as the light reflects from it from all angles, and especially underneath, enhancing details of little birds I’d never see so clearly otherwise.