Thursday, May 28, 2015

Being Watched


Being watched is a two way street, at least that can be the case with wildlife photography. The location can make a big difference, because some wildlife may be more familiar, and thus comfortable around humans. This Red-winged Blackbird for example had almost no fear of people, often landing on branches right in front of us, or even at our feet, hoping to be fed no doubt. While we didn't have any food to over, the bird gave us a chance to get some close up images.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Playing With Food


Watching other creatures eating habits can be fascinating, and watching a hunter like the Great Blue Heron falls into the category. These birds eyesight is designed to allow them to see into the murky water and fine fish, which they happily swallow. You can easily spot a novice, but how many fish dropped while trying to get them down from the tip of the beak to the back of the neck.