Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I love it.
Whispers of Spring on Flickr
It is extremely difficult to photograph birds in flight, and some day I hope to capture something good enough to hang in my home. Because it was such a beautiful weekend, I decided that my goal was to ATTEMPT to get a photo of a bird in flight.
And, for what it’s worth, this is my best effort. This was a very difficult assignment I set for myself, and other than visiting my brother in the hospital, cleaning out the birdbath, going to the dump and doing some laundry, this was my only goal for the weekend.
Please don’t think I’m lazy. I work all week and there’s nothing I love more than relaxing on a beautiful spring weekend. And it’s finally spring here. I took many photos this weekend and am eager to share them with you.
But today, it’s just birds and wings.
You see how difficult this is?
Not one of my favorites, but I really liked the transparency of the wings.
These little birds move CRAZY fast.
I do like this one, especially because the little nuthatch has a seed in its mouth.
And I may like it better in black & white.
I know this is going to sound crazy, but I took nearly a thousand photos of birds, holding down the continuous shutter in an attempt to catch them in flight. I deleted around 700 of the photos because I don’t need 50 images of the same bird in different poses.
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So how was your weekend?
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
PS ~ I mentioned that I fell in love with a couple of photos over the weekend. Tomorrow, I'll share the second one and the lovely sentiment that goes along with it.