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Bird Photography Made Easy

Armed now with a camera with a decent zoom, I have started taking bird pictures. The experiment has had only spotty success -- for every fair bird I've snapped, I've had nine other shots involving half-birds, blurry birds and birds that flew away as I squeezed the shutter.

So the other day at Mill Grove, I was strolling on the grounds when I was pleased to look up and see an occupied birdhouse! Out came my Canon.

I stopped as I neared the house's base, and I pointed the camera upward, zooming until my nearsighted eyes could (as closely as possible in the sun) determine that there were two birds outside the house and they hadn't moved yet. Exciting! I snapped off a quick photo and was quite proud of myself.

Then I noticed that the birds STILL hadn't moved. These were either very cooperative birds, or...


That night, my 17-year-old son, being of better vision and brighter mind than his mother, took one look at the photo and said, "Mom. They have no eyeballs."

Sigh... Just call me a birdbrain!

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May. 3rd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Does this mean you went to Kevin's class?? And witnessed the mighty wind blow and break his equipment??!

We can go back to Evansburg...anytime!! I was gonna go last Friday...should've but I was afraid I would get caught in a pouring rain.... And me? Being the Wicked Witch of Harleysville, would have melted....
May. 3rd, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Funny!! BTW... giggles
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