Well, I was out and about in my fav park despite it being Sunday and a lot of people there as well. I tried to avoid as many as I could to hunt those birds I was there to hunt with my lens. My hands were not as fast nor as steady as they were last year so I considered that day a practice day. Some pictures came out so blurry when viewed in my editing room I asked myself what in the heck was I shooting at?
Of course I am attempting to get used to TV shooting mode versus Manual. It takes a while for the change to settle in at least it does me. Some pictures came out clear as a bell while others well, headed straight for the trash bin. I felt utter frustration at one point seeing picture after picture useless to me. Er, could we just suffice to say the day I edited these images was very stressful for me? You don’t want to know. Just take my word for it.
Let’s lock and load, shall we? I’ve got my eye on the bullseye and ready to show you what I saw. Come on, friends, put your worries behind you as you enter the World of Magic created by me, given graciously by Mother. My magical tool was a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with a 560mm barrel when I shot the birds below.
An Example of what I see in this Nature Preserve, home to much Wildlife. [24-70mm lens]
No idea [LOL] … I think this is a Grackle but I wanted to show you this picture due to the BUDS on this tree!
I know for certain this IS a Grackle.
A Song Sparrow that had me transfixed by his song!
Pussy Willows a sure sign of Spring!
Not the greatest capture of a male Cardinal for being so far away.
I used to have a competition with my MIL as to who would see the first Robin each year. I won this year, Mom! I LOVE this composition!!
The disappearing Flicker.
But you ask where is the bird?
Alas, that is exactly what I asked
as I followed from a great distance
the irresistible call of that siren
right to ground zero … a group of trees.
No matter how hard I looked
not a flicker, no sign,
no movement of any kind,
of this mysterious bird
did I see
despite my great efforts
not moving a muscle
‘cept for my eyeballs
seeking my Flicker
for a good 20 long minutes.
[Next time we meet!]
I hope I put a smile or two on your face. I had such a stress headache yesterday and Hubby, bless his heart, took it away with his magic hands. I’m passing that gift to you now, in the form of this post. Bye-bye stress! Come on, pay this gift forward in your own way. Love makes the world go ’round.
Photography/ “Lock And Load” /March 2020©AmyRose Photography
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