Wednesday, July 20, 2011
in the crab apple tree in the garden. For about 6 weeks whenever we went to water the garden she would swoop down on my head. Mockingbirds are agressive birds, so I don't know if she is going to peck, scratch or what...the way she was doing it seemed harmless.
Then one day I go to the garden to get a picture because I know they will be in flight school any day. On this day both parents are really agressive and I can hear chirping in the squash vines so I know that this is the day for learning to fly. I leave the garden without a scratch or a picture and called my husband to tell him. He said...I think it would be kinda cool to have a picture of the mockingbird flying toward you. So I go back outside...what was I thinking...I am crazy... and the bird is in the tree. I set the camera and zoom for about half the distance between me and the tree, even though I cannot really see the bird through the viewfinder. Then I start moving toward the garden so she will fly toward me...a human target...and finally she does. I am moving every which way, snapping pictures everywhere and did not know if I had a picture or not...knowing that if I did it would probably be blurred. I was surprised when I looked at the pics...I did get one. It took a little time in photoshop but at least its visible.
I hope you enjoy these...I love taking pictures of birds and mother nature.
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Posted by Prims and Annies at 11:35 AM