Friday, August 27, 2010

closer

There is something special about being close to the birds (house sparrows), but I wanted to get closer, so I sat near the feeder, and I waited.

10 comments:

Chris said...

Ah yeh much more closer... Did you change the lens or did you crawl ;-) In any cases, well done ;-)

Gaelyn said...

You do have incredible patience Craver. And it always, almost, pays off. Nice capture up close and personal with the birds.

Craver Vii said...

It is the same lens Chris. But I found a comfortable chair next to the guard rail and sat motionless until they finally started coming back to the feeder--which was very close.

Thank you Gaelyn. There was little patience required this time, because it was really, really comfortable. The weather was perfect, the chair was comfy, the guard rail took all the weight of my arms and the camera. All I did was relax. Then click.

mr. dave said...

nice shot! i think photographers have to have extreme patience and endurance to get the right shot!

imac said...

300 lens wouild work very nice here Craver.

George said...

I'm glad your patience paid off. I'm not sure I would have been that patient.

lime said...

hey, they're mooning you!

Craver Vii said...

I wish I had more patience Mr. Dave, and I wish I had it RIGHT NOW!! (kidding, of course)

That's what I used, Imac. The other one (18-55mm) would have been too small.


You've got to be kidding me, George! I look at your pictures and wish that I could do some traveling with you and see what I could learn.

I know, Lime. I don't get no respect!

Shammickite said...

You'd think that as you were making such a sacrifice to get the picture, they would at least have turned round and smiled for the camera.

Denise said...

Your patience paid off Craver. That's a very cute photo!
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