Saturday, February 28, 2009

Camera Critters Meme #47


Birds often amaze me up. When a flock of geese or even sparrows, suddenly take off all at the same time, I smile and wonder just how they do it. Watching a finch dig for seeds in a late summer flower can produce an acrobatic show that brings more than a smile.

But when a bird stares at me, I have to wonder, "What is he thinking?" When I am shooting a bird, I try to get a shot of it looking directly at me. Generally it happens after the first image is taken. But sometimes the critter ignores me.

Below, are those birds who didn't ignore me. I hope these shots bring a smile to you also.

Western Scrub Jay

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Lesser Goldfinch

Mourning Dove

Chipping Sparrow

Red-tailed Hawk

Song Sparrow

Great Horned Owls Chicks

Great Horned Owl

Cedar Waxwing

These photos were all taken in 2004 and 2005. I'll get to the next two years in a future post, maybe next week. But for now, here's looking at you!

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22 comments:

Rose said...

Wow, this is a fabulous series...an all are looking at you!

i beati said...

how great . Id's expressions as they look right at the camera!!

Bruce said...

Nice little birdies...want play?

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Love all these, but expecially the owlets.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Not one of them appears to be camera shy. Nice photos!

Skittles said...

Most are on the first shot? Wow.. most of my photos end up being trashed because they're pictures of something that was "just there a second ago." ;)

Dina said...

Yep, it's a special feeling being eye to eye with these creatures.
Thanks for putting all these pics together for us.

Kathy said...

Oh wow those are really great shots. And yeap they do make you smile. Love the pics with the owl in it.

T said...

Very nice photos. Great Shots!

Teena in Toronto said...

You know your birds, that's for sure!

I played too :)

Carla said...

just exactly how to you get them to look at the camera and pose for you?? I can't even get our pets to sit still for me:)

jenn said...

I love how the yellow one kind of cocks it's head, like it's trying to figure you out.

Carolina said...

Great shots! But you were ignored by one! Not because of that, but the photo of the owl chicks really made me smile.
;-)

G. Crappy said...

Awesome collection!

Snap said...

They wanted their pictures taken! Will be looking for the next years collection!

Dianne said...

these are great!! especially the goldfinch and sparrow - love their expressions

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Absolutely beautiful! Especially the owls.

Groomer Angie said...

I love those! Especially the Hawk and the Owls! Great shots!!

floreta said...

loved the red tail hawk and owl pictures!

Sherrie said...

HI!
Awesome Shots!! Have seen some of them around here! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Misty Dawn said...

You get some of the best bird shots!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hawk and owl photos, but you already knew that ;-)

Have a great day THAT Bear :-D

Amy said...

Great photos. I loved seeing all the different kinds of birds. My Nannies trees are always filled with green finches, and I'm going to try and get some shots of them the next time I'm over there.

Amy ~ The Salty Momma