Recently, I obtained another pair of eyes. Hubby’s as a matter of fact. He decided to come along with me on a photo shoot. I grabbed this opportunity and ran with it.
That man really got into the spirit of things. On location, he immediately began to scout, looking all around, even pointing at gravel telling me “don’t walk there …. too much noise!” Like um, OK, I don’t know that and no, I haven’t done this a time or two. Instead of shooting my smarty pants mouth off, I kept silent. Let him enjoy this, I thought!
Suddenly he grabbed my arm in excitement pointing up. “Look” he mouthed. Sure enough he found a bird to photograph, a Wood Sparrow.
In a blink of an eye, we both became kids on a treasure hunt. Grinning at each other, the search continued. Within minutes again my arm was grabbed as he pointed. Thanks to Hubby I captured an American Yellow Finch, a bird I honestly did not see.
Moments later I spotted another Wood Sparrow.
Then, walking along reveling in the beautiful day and the Beauty all around us, I stopped in my tracks as I spotted a bird high up in a tree. Before I could shoot however, the bird flew to another tree, so I turned preparing to shoot. What I saw and captured was this Bluebird with a meal.
Then, I nailed the next shot! This very same male Bluebird flew from the tree he was perched on straight to his nest in a birdhouse. Yowza! I’m patting myself on the back for this shot!
Walking away with great respect being mindful of remaining quiet (after my Bluebird shots), bullfrogs were heard. Darn it, I wanted to get a shot of a bullfrog with his neck all blown up. Stealthily I crept up to the deserted pool they were singing in, and stood still as a statue looking looking looking. I saw ripples. There! I found a bullfrog! Now to wait until that frog expanded its neck. Carefully I extended my len’s barrel. And that is when Hubby got me.
With eyes peeled on that bullfrog my aim was to shoot. Sweat dripped down my face and back as I waited….. holding my breath …. Unfortunately for me, that bullfrog was so smart he knew I was there. He refused to show off and to expand his neck for me. Finally I shot this picture. Ya win some ya loose some. Bugs!
I turned around looking for Hubby. When found, we began to walk towards the mansion. It was there we discovered that the lamps on either side of the front door were not the original ones and were obviously disproportionate in comparison to the door and the front patio. That is when I took a picture of Hubby.
It was around the time this picture was taken we realized we had to head back to the car. Turning towards the path I spotted a bird and shot a Wren ….
…. and then to my surprise, (I was not expecting it!) it flew. I actually managed to capture this Wren in flight ….
How I excited I was! On my LCD screen the picture looked clear but when I got home and saw it in my editing room, it wasn’t. So what? I kept it and showed you anyways!
Again picking up the pace to get back to the car after my Wren shoot, I saw one last bird that drew my attention, a fledgling Starling. The colors!
I kind of sorta got ahead of myself with some of my pictures here today. I still have yet to show you part II of “My New Heaven” so the pool picture and mansion picture I will classify as trailer teases. Soon in theaters near you ….
Photography/ “Treasure Hunt”/ July 2019©AmyRose Photography