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!