Monday, May 12, 2014

Regal

On May 5th we paddled at Greenwood Community Park, then birded afterwards. I was blessed with two neat birds that afternoon: the Eastern Kingbird (below) and the Black and White Warbler (future post and lifer). They were both occupying the same tree. What alerted me was their calls. I had not heard those sounds before, which made me stop and wait. That birding class really paid off. These shots will not be as crisp as my bird blind shots; however, I am happy with them. The light was a bit harsh in some instances, too, but I am no longer striving for perfection. Just a decent shot will do! My goal is to photograph every bird on my life list.





Have a great week everyone! Thank you for stopping by.

Thank you, Anni, for the wonderful meme!

35 comments:

Karen said...

What a handsome guy! I don't see a thing wrong with these gorgeous photos Gail! I think they are terrific.

TexWisGirl said...

really GREAT shots, gail! goodness! i just saw one of these again saturday here. love their handsome selves.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

He modeled well for you Gail!!
He showed his chest, his shoulders, back feathers, both sides and even inside his mouth!!
I will call this perfection for you!! You even captured the web on the stem and leaf and branch!!
Lovely!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are all so excellent. The first one is my favorite.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

his little feet are so cute!

Evelyn S. said...

The images look pretty sharp to me! What a great variety of shots, too.... and is that a lilac branch? Those heart-shaped leaves look so familiar.

Pantherka said...

Really wonderful shots. Beautiful bird.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

These are great shots! He's a beauty. I think it's neat that you're trying for a photo for all your birds. You will have a beautiful collection, with lots of memories, I'm sure.

hootnonny said...

These make me happy too. Perfection was created by the devil...so glad you kicked him to the curb! I don't think your images have suffered.

June Caedmon said...

He's wonderful, Gail! I love the one with his mouth open, lol! We've got a lot of nesting going on around here, I'm hoping to get some fledgling shots soon! Have a blessed week!

Anita Johnson said...

Gail, your pictures continue to amaze me...you have a great eye and I had to see what type of camera and lens you used...nice! I have found the birds to be such a joy this spring...I love the idea of photographing all the birds I have seen. Time to make another folder on my computer! These are lovely!

Melissa said...

How beautiful! He does have a proud carriage.

DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, real fine photos of these little cuties Karen. Yes please, may I have the address of the meme you mentioned by Barb, as Iwould enjoy making more of these photos. Thanks so much :)

Raggedy Creations said...

LOVE it. More beautiful captures.

Felicia

Raggedy Creations said...

PS. How many birds are on your life list?

Brian King said...

A very handsome guy! Striving for perfection is admirable, but can also be a big distraction. And frustrating. Life's too short. I'm with you.

Debbie said...

he is gorgeous gail, just gorgeous!!

i think these are "perfectly" lovely!!

Willow said...

He is a handsome guy ~ great captures !!

eileeninmd said...

Gail, pretty shots of the Kingbird.. He posed so nicely for you!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots. He is, indeed, a regal looking bird.

Shug said...

Hey there Gail....There is a big difference between a great photographer and a picture taker...I'm a picture taker and you are a GREAT photographer. These photos look clear to me, but I know that you are able to see what you say are light imperfections!! He is indeed a very cute fella...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

What a cooperative bird! He gave you several great angles, and you did them all justice. Great photos, as always.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

THAT'S what was on my fence! Beautiful captures, as always, Gail.

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. He is one nice bird.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous pictures. To me each one looks perfect.

ladyfi said...

What feathered perfection!

mrbennettkent said...

Beautifully detailed shots of this handsome fellow! Great natural framing with the leaves and fantastic bokeh. Looking forward to seeing the White Warbler shots :-)

Carole M. said...

oh wow, that Eastern Kingbird is so neat!

rainfield61 said...

These are so beautiful.

I love all of them.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig mooi vooral de laatste zingende foto.

Anni said...

...another gorgeous series Gail!!!

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'
and
Hootin' Anni

Anvilcloud said...

You seem to be shrinking the list well.

orchid Miyako said...

Wow, Eastern Kingbird and the Black and White Warbler!!! What a gorgeous birds and they both look proud of themselves in your wonderful pictures, Gail♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They;re wonderful Gail. I'll take your non-crisp shots any time.

catskillblogger said...

I love that last shot.