On a recent photoshoot, I was able to capture closeup shots of some backyard birds with gorgeous golden fall foliage. As the days get shorter, the sun also begins to set sooner, casting beautiful backlight on my subjects.
We had our first snow of the season this morning! To end October on a high note, here are 13 “lucky” photos of my backyard birds captured before the leaves fall off for good.
The boisterous Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
The charismatic visitor: Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
The acrobatic charmer: Black-Capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
Looking right at ya! Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, female
Blue Jay strikes a pose showing off his beautiful wings
Tufted Titmouse with a little head tilt
Blue Jay surrounded by beautiful fall foliage
Golden Sun lighting up the feathers of this Chickadee
Green and burgundy leaves create a unique palette behind this Blue Jay
Golden sun compliments the feathers of the female Cardinal
Another minute goes by; the Tufted Titmouse is not shy!
We end with another closeup of this handsome Blue Jay. Must of been the food selection at the bird buffet!
Hope you enjoyed the fall foliage photo shoot!
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