Thursday, February 04, 2010

Finally some photos!

As regular readers will know, I've been struggling for quite a while trying to get close-up photos of one of the most regular visitors to the suet feeder outside our living-room windows. I've managed photos of all the other frequent visitors: Northern Mockingbirds, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, House Finches, Chipping Sparrows, American Goldfinches and even Ruby-crowned Kinglets. But the Orange-crowned Warbler has either flown off or moved to the far side of the feeder whenever I've gotten near the window.

It has all been very frustrating and has made me realize just how patient those wildlife photographers must be to produce the photos that we see in books and magazines.

However, earlier this week my luck changed and I finally got a few shots that I'm pretty happy with.

I love watching the acrobatics that birds perform in order to reach food. So the photo below is my favorite of the series.



Birdwoman said...

Excellent series of one of my favorite winter feeder birds.

Sharon said...

Your patience was obviously worth it - what great shots of a little cutie!

Jeff said...

Thank you, Birdwoman and Sharon! I was pleased with how the photos came out.

Pam said...

Great shots, it looks like it was posing for you in that last one!

Phil said...

Great photos. Couldn't have been easy.

Jeff said...

Hi, Phil. It was really just a matter of hanging out near the window feeder until the bird got used to me. Took a while.