Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 14:52
Well, it’s been an eventful week. In photos, at least.
I seem to find the most interesting animals in parking lots. You may remember my porcupine experience last August, at the local Whataburger. Well, the sweetest man in the world and I were leaving our favorite restaurant the other day, and I spotted this little guy across the parking lot.
The sun had already set, so it’s not the best picture. But it’s true what they say, the Killdeer are indeed a shorebird you can see without going to the beach! We actually have these on our property quite often, and someday I hope to share with you a better shot!
Speaking of that sun that was setting, I shot this on the way out . . .
I mentioned last week that the Hummingbirds are back. I just love spending time with these little wonders. Consider yourself duly warned, you will likely see pictures of them here on this blog, weekly, at the least!
Here is a series I shot of a female, pretty sure it’s a Black-chinned Hummingbird, as I haven’t seen any Ruby-throated males yet this year. The females of both the black-chinned and the ruby-throat are nearly impossible to tell apart.
This little gal seemed almost as interested in me as I was in her. What I love about these captures is the detail of her feathers.
We had a bit of excitement on Sunday, when I got a call that some peacocks had been spotted on the property. Did I want to get some pictures of them? Does a bear have hair? LOL
These aren’t the best shots. With the wind gusts of 20mph, and the birds not really interested in posing for me, getting a crisp shot was impossible. But I wanted to share them with you none-the-less.
Their jeweled necks simply glowed in the sunlight. I was hoping for the coveted tail shot, but I guess they were too nervous to do any fanning. These are big birds and I wasn’t interested in provoking them!
Here is a link to a pretty cool, interactive series on fancy males that Cornell put together. It really is worth checking out: http://biology.allaboutbirds.org/features/fancymales/fancy-males
The moon has been rising in the afternoon and I was able to get this shot of it waxing gibbous, about 79% illuminated a couple of days ago.
I think a lot of my shots could benefit from the use of a tripod. I’m in the market for one, if any of you have any recommendations or insights, please share in the comments.
That’s my week.
What have you seen through your lens this week?
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