These first three pictures were taken with my Sony Alpha-100. I don't use it much because I only have the lens that came with the camera, and it doesn't do macro very well with that particular lens. I had just ordered a new lens hood for the camera and got it in the mail today. That helped a lot and the pictures are better than usual. I'm not used to using an SLR so I need lots of practice.
My daughter is a nanny for two precious little children. We had them at our house today and we were at the window watching the birds together. The little boy was playing with the verbena and I just had to get a picture of his chubby little hand.
It was so hot and humid today, so I filled the birdbath with ice water. Within minutes the birds flocked to it. I've never seen this many birds at the birdbath before. They splashed all of the water out rather quickly so I had to refill it. You would think ice water would too cold for them but I've done this a few times and they seem to enjoy it.