Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Little Bird
It's kind of irritating to have to learn to use my camera all over again, but the final results will hopefully be very satisfying for me. Today I took a big step forward in learning to get better shots. The one good thing about this new lense is that I'm able to get shots that look a little closer to my subjects.
This was actually the first day I had a good opportunity to really look for birds. There either weren't any birds that I could find or it has been raining very much. So when I finally got my chance I made sure I took it. The results were that I got a few very good shots of this little bird that was very far up in a tree.
I had big plans after I got these pictures too. This little bird is one I had never seen before. I was going to go home and find out what kind it is and tell you all about it. I thought it should be halfway easy. I use a few online bird guides that help a lot, so I would heavily rely on them. But did they help this time?
Not even one bit! I looked and looked at so many pictures of birds that my eyes hurt. I found very many little birds that look similar to this one, but none of them were the right bird. The more I looked, the more frustrated I became. There must be at least a picture to lead me in the right direction. But there was nothing at all. So even though I got some pictures of this nice looking little bird, I can't tell you what kind it is.
One of these days I'll find out what this bird is and I'll share my findings with you, but until then I'm just going to enjoy the pictures and enjoy the fact that I got them all by myself. And while we're all waiting for bird identification you can have fun voting in the new poll.