Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hawthorn Berries in the Rain

Following with our soggy-foggy theme this week, I took some photos of Hawthorn berries in the rain on Saturday.

(c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse



(c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

(c)2008 ShootingMyUniverse

12 comments:

A New England Life said...

I took photo's of the berries on our tree after the rain too. You have to love those little water drops, and the light that reflects off them.

Aren't Hawthorn bushes the ones with the huge thorns? I think we have one too, unless my husband ripped it out, which he may well have done.

Sharon

Eve said...

I took shots of mine after our first snow but didnt post them! These are lovely Steve!

Steve B said...

You just cannot resist shooting these red berries. Hey if it looks good, shoot it! Hope to see your photos soon.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These look like a nice tasty morsel for the birds so I am glad you got these lovely shots of them first. :)

Steve B said...

I'm hoping for lots of Cedar Waxwings this Spring!

Denise said...

Those berries are beautiful, especially with the droplets of water and the leaf is a nice touch. Lovely photos here.

Steve B said...

: )
The difficult part of this shoot was the wind was blowing and I had to wait for the berries to stop moving! But it was a fun shoot.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I wonder if waxwings are the same as our waxbills? Are they very tiny little birds Steve? About the same size or smaller than a finch?

Steve B said...

Joan, If I recall, the waxbills are finches. Cedar Waxwings are about two to three times the size.

A New England Life said...

If I recall, we had Ceder Waxwings early last year. Usually they fill the tree right outside our kitchen window to eat the berries around February, but I thought they were here in December last year.

I too enjoy them, as does my husband. Their mask's and colors make them appear very 'stylish'. If a bird can be stylish . . . you know, the 007 of Birds. lol! Or maybe more like Batman.

Sharon

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Steve. To us waxbills and finches are two seperate species.

Steve B said...

Oops, Sorry Joan, I stepped in a little puddle of ignorance. I was thinking of the pet trade up here, waxbills get lumped with finches in the cage bird crowd.

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