15.11.11

Bird photography may require a bit more patience than I have......






















































Ever tried to photograph birds? Well let me tell you they are serious flitters. They are nervous twitchy creatures always looking over their shoulders, occasionally I have even shouted...."will you bloody keep still" but that doesn't really seem to help! I am resorting to feeding them and as the winter sets in I may even welcome the lack of leaves on the trees, as they are only getting in the way of my shots. These first photographs of Blue Tits and what I think is a Dunnock were taken in the small willows and hedgerows which border the meadow.

Wildlife photographers are the creme de la creme in my book and if there are rewards in photography heaven for patience and perseverance and complete lack of ego, one of them will get the prize. As a lot of bloggers will know, there are many pictures taken which are not posted, but never have I deleted so many pictures after an outing. Fifty to one!

Sometimes when they pause, and you look them in the eye they are so gorgeous. When my son was little he called cute things chuffy, and small birds are very chuffy. Beautiful as they are, I may not have the patience required for bird photography, but I will keep ye posted........

PS Credit where it is due, the Robin, really is a most cooperative model!



23 comments:

  1. Śliczne ptaki na zdjęciach. Nie tylko trzeba mieć cierpliwość, ale i szczęście żeby je spotkać i zrobić śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

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  2. Some sweet images for all your trouble-- the first two I really like. Love the cross-hatching of the twigs and the bird-house together with the little feathered guy. (My bird images all look like I spilled something where the bird is, a little blurry blotch.)

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  3. You got some nice photos, at least! What a beautiful blue and yellow bird!

    I am getting into feeding the birds and enjoying their presence, but I agree, taking photos of them is hard! I only have the kids' nap time for photography, and I can't wait that long trying to get close to the birds. I'm hoping for some sort of zooming lens for birthday/Christmas.. I'll need it to stand a chance of getting a good pic!

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  4. Oh, I've tried, an out of focus blurr is all I can manage. Your photos are stunning. I miss bluetits (we don't have that type of bird here, sadly) but we do get lots of dunno is.

    I'm with you on how crazily talented bird photographers must be, takes me enough time to get the binoculars on a bird.

    A great advantage of botanical photography, flowers only move in the wind.

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  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! The fact that you are complaining tells me that you are aiming for higher standards.

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  6. Spectacular images and good blog, good job

    Un Saludo

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  7. Oh I know what you mean. I really want to get a photo of a bird in my new bird bath but so far have been unsuccessful. Every time I try to sneak out of the kitchen door they're off. I need to hole up in my shed but patience isn't one of my strong points.

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  8. I agree with One. Your photos are perfect.

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  9. Fifty to one? Sounds about right to me! Wildlife photography to me is always challenging. Sometimes I get lucky. I do admire those who consistently post amazing photos of birds, bugs, or other wild creatures. You have great shots yourself today!

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  10. Oh, I agree! I have a hard time take photos of flowers, and they don't move around!

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  11. What fun! Birds are squirrely. always on the move. Your photography is very good. Thanks for visiting by garden also. It looks like your having a ball..greggo

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  12. The boys enjoyed bird-spotting on this wet dreary afternoon, thanks for filling in half an hour!

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  13. I so agree! Your captures are fabulous. The colors so vivid and the birds look almost unreal. Gorgeous.

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  14. I think you got some nice pics there. I can't photograph birds...they don't cooperate by standing still. Still love watching them though. We have loads of Tits and Goldfinches.

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  15. Love the pattern of the second photo with the branches and the birdhouse. I think you really need a super telephoto lens to get close enough without the bird flying away.

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  16. Totally with you - the robin is by far the biggest poser, all the others have no time for vanity! You've captured some lovely moments above despite their best attempts to push your patience. I once had a Jay in my garden, gorgeous colours, but couldn't stop it from hopping about and missed my shots.

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  17. I wish I could capture birds like this.

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  18. They are amazing, particularly the bird and bird box with the light in the background and the robin! Lovely photographs- you really should stick at it :) Some of those are worth framing for your home or a gift for someone :)

    All things nice...

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  19. Beautiful as always! And its funny because, as I was looking through them, I was just thinking the exact same thing as All Things Nice, you really should do something more with your photos! If you were to sell them or something I'd buy them for sure!

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  20. lovely shots, do you have yourself a nice big zoom lens

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  21. I take the worst bird photos around!! The minute they see me coming they fly away to laugh and chatter at my complete incompetence! I'm always amazed when someone posts an incredible bird phtot on their blog. I just want to shout, "How did you do it???" That being said, I think your shots are wonderful. :o)

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  22. Thanks for calling by at my blog and for your kind words. I am so thrilled to have found your blog, your photos are exquisite. I have added you to my must visit list.

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