Out on the trail again, a nice break from job-hunting as getting into nature clears the head and always makes me happy. Got some visits with Pine Siskins which I have been hearing but never seen until now when they came low to feed on seeds left by a hiker. Also was graced with a White-Breasted Nuthatch and a black-capped Chickadee.

I recently read about leaving your camera settings ready for the next shoot, but forgot and was in a darker area of the woods so the light was pretty low, and I adjusted aperture and ISO to suit the conditions after this White-Breasted Nuthatch left A  bit of adjustment in Lightroom helped.

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These two seem to be a pair since one , the male, has much brighter markings. I was shooting with an f8 setting which did not give me enough of depth of field for both birds.There is always something to learn in photography as well as relearn old lessons.

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This was a fast one so had no time to adjust my viewpoint without the branch in the way but seems like we made eye contact. I skipped the butt shots, there were a few.

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