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Monday, August 24, 2009

Nerdy Birdy: I Apologize in Advance

So I have to apologize in advance because you see taking photos of birds is very very hard, and I have now set myself a goal to ‘photo’ all the birds in this super long list. It was not my idea, between my mother, Ms. Ivey League and this new beautiful telephoto lens that tells me to do things when I sleep, , I really had no choice but to submit to their combined will.

Now unfortunately birds don’t normally hop right up for their close-up and it is TERRIBLY difficult to get a photo like this, where the bird was still for a moment and I was able to get him completely in focus, the background is beautifully out of focus, and there are not a ton of branches and leaves in the way. Generally I get a shiz load of photos that are out of focus, the damn tree grew a branch in the EXACT location that it shouldn’t have for my shot, or I am all over the place with the camera and don’t have time to fiddle with it as I try to get the best shot I can. So I am going to upload now a slew of “not that attractive photos”, which hurts my artist’s soul, and the ONLY reason I am doing it is because I want to cross off all the birds I have taken photos of. Now of course I am going to continue to try and get that perfect shot of as many birds as I can, but those slightly off photos I am just going to have to post so my little OCD heart can cross them off the list. With that said here they are, my “didn’t make the cut photos the first time around photo” but ones that are going up anyways. Please don’t judge me, I am a little screwed up.

082409_americanOystercatcher
157.AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER

082409_greatEgret
95.GREAT EGRET

082409_blackBelliedWhistlingDuck2
1.BLACK BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK

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BLACK BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK

082409_woodstork
108.WOOD STORK

082409_snowyWhiteEgret
96.SNOWY EGRET

082409_americanWhiteIbis
104.AMERICAN WHITE IBIS

082409_magnificantFrigatebrid02
90.MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD

082409_magnificantFrigatebrid03
MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD

082409_cattleEgret
100.CATTLE EGRET

3 comments:

Ivy said...

Wow! I am amazed that you managed to identify all those birds!!! That must have been a lot of work! You put me to shame. I am glad you posted them. They brought me lots of happy memories, and most of them are quite good! Thank you!

myLA said...

This blog has gone to the birds. Get it? Parum, pum! ;)

paul peggy zeus said...

Yeah, the water birds and larger birds are easy - wait til you get to the Verdin or the Vermillion Flycatcher! Really great photos except you will need another Great Egret. He's a little fuzzy....

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