Attempting Bird Photography
Growing up I was raised as a Seventh Day Adventist which means Saturday’s was our family’s day of worship. I was not allowed to go outside or watching T.V on Saturday afternoons so I found other ways to entertain myself. One of them was bird watching from my window. I would literally sit by my window for hours and make note of all the birds that flew into our backyard. I pretended like it was some kind of a race. For example if I saw three Blue Jays, two Cardinals and five Robins, then the Robin would be the winner for that day. As you can see I had a pretty active imagination. I’ll pause now so that you guys can get over your laughter :-)………………………….
Over the years while grilling dinner or reading a book on my deck I have seen a few birds stop by for a visit. Each time I wished that I had thought to have my camera with me so I can snap a quick photo. Well this Sunday while grilling outside I had a Blue Jay land about 10 feet away from me. I tried to sneak back inside and grab my camera but of course by the time I came back out he was long gone. So I left the camera on the table and continued cooking the food. Within about 15 minutes I had another little visitor drop in and he is pictured above. Now I am no H.J Ruiz but I am pretty proud of the photograph that I was able to capture. Now if I could only figure out what type of bird this is :-).
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