A Morning in the Life

It wasn’t a vermilion-flycatcher day: There was no Gasp! moment. On the other hand, when I got home out of the glare I found that it had been a good day, nonetheless. Thank goodness for a camera that sees more clearly than I do.

What *was* that bird-shaped lump across the pond? A bird!

It was a day where I learned a lot about birds. For starters, they can be as individual as people. Some seem to care a lot about being photo-bombed; some find it beneath their dignity to even acknowledge it.

Get out. Get OUT!

Your full attention: no more than I deserve.

Some birds think it’s all about them, and they’d be right.

I know the sun is behind me, but this is my good side.

I stand behind branches because I choose to. Deal with it.

Some birds think that it’s enough just to be their own magnificent selves. And they’d be right, too.

Being beautiful is its own reward, don’t you think?

Yet sometimes they seem to resent the attention.

You lookin’ at ME, buddy?

Sometimes it’s obvious what a bird is up to.

One thousand-and-ten! Ready or not, here I come.

Sometimes it’s a little more obscure.

Ahem, your attention please. Your ATTENTION, dagnab it.

But at the end of the day, er, morning, it’s good to know that birds and photographers have something in common.

Stopping: Harder than it looks.


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6 Responses to A Morning in the Life

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    Looks like a very successful morning !!!

    Well entitled groupings!

  2. Judith Umbach says:

    Wonderful way to spend time! Looks like the birds were having a good time, too.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Judith – You got it – a wonderful way to spend time. With or without a vermilion flycatcher. 🙂

  3. Jim Taylor says:

    You should watch a Canada goose come in for a landing on sheet ice. Clearly, they have not been got skid school.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – Pretty sure I’ve never seen a benighted Canada Goose land on ice. I hope if/when I do that I have my good camera with me. 🙂

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