Thursday, April 14, 2011

Read my lips

On this cool, dreary, rainy day (I know, I know ... April showers bring ...) I elected to browse through my photo archives to find cheerier moments. I came across this series from last year in which I got busted trying to sneak up on a birdie that was just trying to enjoy a quiet moment. Here were her reactions:

(all shots made with a 70-200mm lens at f8.0, 1/125 sec, ISO200) click on photos for a better view

"I can HEAR you ..."

"I know you're OUT there ..."
"Are you under THERE ?"
"Where ARE you ... ?"
"Aha ! Busted !"
"Ok, now get that camera out of my face and leave me alone"

32 comments:

becky said...

Oh my gosh, that is HILARIOUS! Seriously made me chuckle right out loud! Kinda reminds me, too of that Dr Seuss book "Are you my mother?" Thanks Rick, that was great!!
:)

darlin said...

This is way to cute Rick, I LOVE it! Your photos are magnificent and yup, you were busted alright! lol

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Great pictures! That little birdie (along with your comments) put a smile on my face this morning!

Katherine said...

I love birds and have quite a few in my photo collection as well... these photos are adorable, he's quite a little cutie ... and I reckon he must have been enjoying your attention. Look at him just sitting there whilst you snapped away!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yes,that face says it all.You got busted.Very good series.Wouldn't it be interesting to really know what these birds are thinking?Pardon me,you did know what this one was thinking.:)

Leslie said...

i'm always so impressed with anyone who can capture pictures of these little guys. i never can... have to content myself with the big water birds. love the way you told this story...

p.s. it's beautiful in florida today ;)

Saz said...

Haha! That made my day!

What a gorgeous bird. Haha

magda said...

Hahaaa, lovely subtitles and bird !!!
Your photos are amazing !!!
Greetings

Soraia B. said...

Oh you welcome! :D
The stairs lead us to the water (:

Love the photos, the bird is so cute :D

cindyzlogic said...

Sweet series, Rick...ha ha!

pumpkydine said...

Great series of shots Rick! Isn't it fun when they tolerate and trust you long enough to give you a glimpse into their world? I tried to identify this one but afraid I can't see enough to help me positively i.d.

Rick said...

LOL, you're welcome Becky !

Thanks Darlene - he caught me dead in his sights ! ;-)

Ha ha, thanks Karin !

Yes, I think she was showing me her best side; ALL of them ! Thanks for stopping by Katherine.

Rick said...

Thanks Ruth - I'm sure if she was human, that is what she'd say ! ;-)

Thanks Leslie - having that lens sure helps too ! ps - it was beautiful here today, but the temp overnight will be 19F !! brrrr !

LOL - you're welcome Saz ! ;-)

Thanks Magda - have a great weekend !

Rick said...

Thank you Soraia. twice ;-)

Thank you Cindy !

Thanks Randy - I remember being VERY quiet and deliberate in my movements, but it didn't seem particularly timid. I'm not sure what it was either (and I'm no bird expert !).

CarreraCaballo said...

This is the best sequence on Blogger!

Greetz,


Joseph

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what refreshing photos!
i love the captions, too.
pretty birds and wonderful shots!

Marty said...

quelle jolie série de photos !
j'adore !
bisous apportés sur les ailes des oiseaux !

Bitch said...

What are you doing with your camera..??
Let the birdy alone!!
So cute, Rick...

mariiana capela fotografia said...

very nice.
I love the last picture!

Minusca said...

Fantastic images! Bravo!

Kerri said...

Oh how FUN!

teca said...

I don't know exactly why, but I was lying down and could not sleep... so I decided not to fight against sleep and trying to relax on the net in blogs friends.
I came straight here, honey, because I did not come that time... I was reading the few posts I missed and to my surprise, I saw this bird so lovely... how beautiful! How much improvisation!
Thank you for this opportunity.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday to you and yours.
A warm hug.

PS - Did you see the post I did with your picture? Thank you again for the "loan".

http://sedimentosdateca.blogspot.com/2011/04/cancao-de-outono.html

Rick said...

Thank you, Joseph ! Nice to see you back (esp. now that my internet is running faster) !

Thank you Betty - I had fun doing this ;-)

Bonjour Marty, et merci ! I hope your weekend is going well - I would send you sunny bisous, but alas they will be wet instead :)

Thank you Mariiana ! A wonderful Sunday to you !

Grazie, Minu ! Ciao !

Hi Kerri - thanks for stopping by, nice to see you again !

Rick said...

Hello teca - I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you have now relaxed, found peace, and a restful sleep ! I bet this little bird never thought he would be helping you ;-)

Thank you too for that post on April 8 - I was travelling and had internet problems too, but now I have visited - so very nice how you used it. A peaceful Sunday to you with warm wishes and beijos !

Leovi said...

Excellent and clear shots. A beautiful bird naturally. A greeting.

Jeanne Klaver said...

An amazing catch, Rick. Great photos, and good humor, too. :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the commentary and captures, Rick. Sorry I haven't been by in a while. I'm so busy and always post and run, never having much time to visit. Hope you're having a wonderful spring. Hope you have a blessed Easter week.

Rick said...

Thank you Leovi ! I wish you a wonderful Easter week !

Ha ha, thanks, Jeanne - glad you enjoyed !

Laura - I know whereof you speak. Thanks for stopping by to comment. I hope you also have a wonderful Easter week !

Rick said...

Hi Monika - not sure how I overlooked your comment and didn't reply, although I do recall reading it ! Ha ha - I guess the birdy thought I was bothering it, although I was very quiet ;-) Have a great Easter week Monika !

Michelle said...

I'm just catching up on your pictures. Love this! Giving you a shout out on my blog.

Gretchen said...

LOL!! Love this post! Stopping by via Michelle's shoutout! Worth the stop! =)

Rick said...

Thank you Michelle (still catching up on comments and visits).

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Gretchen !