Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In reality I watched this robin and a few others for several minutes. They were all eating the berries from this tree. One by one they flew away to a bigger tree across the hiking trail. This was the last one left on this tree so I moved a little closer for some better pictures.
Right in the middle of several shots the robin jumped into the air and flew right over my head to the tree behind me. You don't know how glad I was that he didn't decide to drop any bombs on me. What I was left with though was this picture of him getting ready to swoop down right over my head.
That has been a problem for me lately because I haven't had much time to get out to my hiking trails before night begins to fall. It's getting dark so early here that by the time I'm finished on my trails it is approaching nightfall. Not fair! Not fair!
The light had become uneven. There was a little bit of light and a little bit of dark, which is common in a forest. That's when my camera decides that it just can't think, and it refuses to focus correctly on my subjects. That's exactly why it couldn't get those black squirrel pictures. So they all came out blurry.
In the end I got these few pictures to come out right, but they ended up having this curious effect of having this shadowy look to the birds. I'm kind of glad it happened in this case because these pictures came out looking kind of cool. Ahh, what a world we live in!
My new poll will be a much kinder and gentler poll. Even though being bad is so much fun, I decided to try and make being good just as much fun this time. I hope it works. Besides, maybe if I change the poll for the better my pictures of robins will begin to come out bright and vibrant again. I hate being cursed!