Yellow-Shafted Flicker Woodpecker - Maryland Snow Birds

Winter Bird Photography Series

Today’s adventure took place in my own back yard. A snowy day and beautiful array of hungry birds. I’m trying not to be a bitter grouch all winter, but some days I swear I am cold-blooded and need my warming sun to survive. Maybe you can relate. Either way, these beauties bring some color and happiness to the dreary cold and for that I am thankful. Enjoy this chilly winter bird photography series.

 

For my fellow photographers, what are your tricks for capturing snowfall? Tips on bird photography? I would love to be able to capture them in flight, but I won’t yet share my sad attempts at that yet (Hint, the bird usually is no longer in the picture).

 

Keep exploring,

-B

 


All photographs posted here are property of Becca Grogan and South Ranch Creative. Please do not use without contacting me first and obtaining permission. Thank you and enjoy!

 

Yellow-Shafted Flicker Woodpecker - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Dove - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Downy Woodpecker - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Dove - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Blue Jay - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Yellow-Shafted Flicker Woodpecker - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Maryland Snow Bird Photography

House Finch - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Blue Jay - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

Cardinal - Maryland Snow Bird Photography

 

A snowy day and beautiful array of hungry birds. I’m trying not to be a bitter grouch all winter, but some days I swear I am cold-blooded and need my warming sun to survive. Maybe you can relate. Either way, these beauties bring some color and happiness to the dreary cold and for that I am thankful. Enjoy my little adventure in nature and bird photography.

A snowy day and beautiful array of hungry birds. I’m trying not to be a bitter grouch all winter, but some days I swear I am cold-blooded and need my warming sun to survive. Maybe you can relate. Either way, these beauties bring some color and happiness to the dreary cold and for that I am thankful. Enjoy my little adventure in nature and bird photography.

 

"Quotes that Matter Monday | Imitate Nature" | by South Ranch Creative | www.southranchcreative.beccagrogan.com

Quotes that Matter Monday | Imitate Nature

One thing I’ve learned by growing up in the millennial generation is that we are obsessed with quotes. Quotes about life. Quotes that inspire us. Quotes that make us laugh. Quotes that somehow describe our life so perfectly at that moment that it’s a miracle that someone else said it. And I love it. If quotes can make us feel more connected as human beings, make us laugh, or help us feel better when we are down, then I am 100% a fan.

 

This is why I’m starting a post series called Quotes that Matter Monday (hashtag it, y’all) where I illustrate one of my favorite meaningful quotes and share it with the rest of the world in the hopes that they might draw meaning out of it too. This weeks quote is by one of my biggest role models: adventurer, writer, and child at heart, Jedidiah Jenkins.

 

“Whenever you can, imitate nature. You just might remember that indeed you are also an animal in her kingdom. We spend so much time avoiding this”  -Jedidiah Jenkins

So why does imitating nature matter? You can take it as literally or figuratively as you want, but nature has been around for a whole heck of a lot longer time than mankind has, so there’s definitely something that it can teach us. For me, being more in-tune with nature helps me better appreciate the things I have, which in turn helps me stay more humble, focused, and generous. So what does being in-tune with nature do for you? #quotesthatmattermonday

 

 

 

Check out Jed’s Insta and his blog about his amazing bike trip, Oregon to Patagonia. They’ll blow your mind. Oh, and he’s writing a book on this trip and his life, so be on the lookout soon!

 

Live intentionally,
-B