Thursday, May 20, 2010

(Day 139) Fine feathered friends

Due to travel circumstances I was unable to post yesterday, however, I was able to capture a few friends we met. Since I had to travel light, I didn't have my trusty telephoto lens with me, so I had to use guile and stealth to sneak as close as possible to get a shot - some with better results than others.

Note: thank you for all your comments on my recent posts. I hope to be able to reply to them and to visit my favourite blogs over the next few days to see what everyone has been up to.

(60mm  f8  1/500 sec  ISO100)






















(60mm  f8  1/320 sec  ISO100)






















(60mm  f8  1/200 sec  ISO100)

14 comments:

Katherine said...

Hey Rick...looks like your having a great holiday! Love these photo you stealthy snapper you! Wow that's pretty close! I love all you photos but that one in the middle is soooo cool!

imac said...

Hey - ho Rick, looks like you did real well without your trusty lens.
Brill captures.

M. Hassan said...

One strange bird. I know it eats fish, but what's it called?

Great capture by the way!

S. Etole said...

Looks like you do "stealthy" well. Hope your vacation is going well.

Scott said...

Nice work on those. Isn't it fortunate that at least two of those are not too afraid of visitors. Hope you're having a good time.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks Katherine; how I wish I had my telephoto! I think the middle one is an egret (?) and I couldn't sneak any further through the 'jungle' to get closer before he took off.

Rick said...

@imac - thanks mac; I had to rely on the 'foot' zoom :)

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - the top one is a pelican, which loves fish; I think the middle one is an egret. Thanks M.

Rick said...

@S. Etole - thank you Susan; I 'practiced' a lot before I got these esp. with the pelican - it kept flying 10' further on as soon as I got close; finally stayed when I didn't make eye contact. The crow was waiting to get the remainder of my wife's apple - which he fished out of the garbage can.

Rick said...

@Scott - yes I was happy they were braver. Thanks - had a wonderful time!

Krista said...

Holy Toledo! You did really well Rick! I LOVE pelicans and egrets (I think? My bird ident is terrible sorry) and crows. You got the trifecta!

Rick said...

@Krista - LOL, thanks. Yep - that's an egret (nope, I didn't know for sure either till I googled it).

Jeanne Klaver said...

OHHHH! I love these creatures. Oh wow! Thank you for making my evening superb.

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - you're welcome Jeanne - and thanks for stopping by for a look!