Friday, April 1, 2011

waiting for the birds

I sat near my bird feeder patiently waiting for the birds to show up.  I was very still and had my camera ready.  I can’t get a good shot from far away because I don’t have a zoom.  I had no luck at all.  The birds just won’t visit with me so close.
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I eventually gave up when no birds showed up after a half hour and let Maisy join me outside.  She immediately started sniffing and scratching the mulch under the bird feeder to find any fallen seeds.  Does anyone else have a dog that likes to eat bird seed?
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When I went inside and looked out the window a little while later look what I saw…IMG_4050w
I took this one through the window.  Apparently birds don’t like to show up with humans nearby even if they are very still.
       
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32 comments:

  1. Sometimes all the waiting is worth it...in the meantime, I love your backyard.

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  2. Even though you did not get any bird shots, I still love these. The shot of the bird food is very cool. I agree with Keara you have a beautiful back yard.

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  3. I see those roses! Your backyard is gorgeous, Deb...and I love that feeder.

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  4. Thanks for linking up! I LOVE your birdfeeder and fountain. What a gorgeous backyard!

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  5. Visiting from Fabulous Friday. Your backyard looks so serene. Nice shots!

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  6. Beautiful feeder Deb especially with that red rose in the background. I rarely get to photograph birds up close unless I am taking the shot through the window. I moved most of my feeders close to the patio doors and the kitchen window so that I can take those shots without the birds noticing me too much ......... all I need to do this weekend is get my windows cleaned :)

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  7. Your bird feeder, fountain, roses....they're all beautiful. The photos are, too. I'm still chuckling over your dog underneath the feeder, eating the seed. ;)

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  8. Awesome captures! I feel that I don't have much patience when it comes to waiting for a capture. Sometimes I spot myself snapping just to fill the void. Great captures! I love your first shot the most!

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  9. they always show up when the camera is in the other room! they will be there for a meal soon.

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  10. This series of shots is just lovely! Thanks for sharing them. Love the DOF in the first one.

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  11. Those rascally birds! But what a beautiful day you got to enjoy!!

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  12. Naturally, when one sets up for a "wildlife" shot the pesky things don't appear! In spite of that, you got some lovely shots and I love the macro of the bird seed.
    Rachel B

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  13. What a beautiful feeder...I've never seen one like that before. Your backyard looks lovely! I love how the birds all gather on the ground like that - I call my bird feeder a 'rat' feeder, because I'm sure they are helping themselves to the food that drops! :)

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  14. Fun shots! I particularly enjoyed the shot of your seed-eating dog. Nice macro of the seeds as well.

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  15. Your shots are gorgeous, with or without the birds. :-) So funny you mentioned your dog likes bird seed, I have a wirehair fox terrier, a very close breed to yours that does too! After I filled my feeder today I saw him try to get to the seed that spilled out which had fallen on the patio chair. Too funny!

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  16. I guess your birdies are camera shy. Love the gourd feeder with the seeds shot.

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  17. The third shot is amazing, i love the perfect focus and the subject's in the background make the picture stand out! Great job!
    Also,
    I am hosting a photo challenge on my blog and I would love it if you checked it out:
    http://mylifeinwords-m.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-challenge-something-you-love.html
    You have beautiful photos!
    -Mikayla

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  18. I love that third shot, very cool! Your backyard is lovely, looks like a nice place to sit and read by the fountain :)

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  19. your backyard is really lovely! :) beautiful shots!

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  20. Our birdies are frightened to death of us.... who could blame them :D hee I love your fountain! Your back yard looks so peaceful.

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  21. so cute! very nice...I like it....:) have to buy some bird feeders this weekend.

    Hope you can check out mine HERE. Thanks!

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  22. LOL dont you love that! I soo yearn for a bird shot but I too do not have a zoom. I only have a 50 prime for now. I really would love a 100mm macro but it's not a 'zoom' persay but it's a further one than I have now ;) hehe. Your first few shot's DOF is amazing!

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  23. I love your garden! Maybe you can try setting your camera on a stand near the feeder until the birds are used to it. Then you can use the timer or a remote trigger. Worst case, there's always the telephoto lens ;-P

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  24. These are some wonderful captures. Good thing your dog didn't chase them away. :)

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  25. beautiful shots, love the perspective

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  26. Isn't that always the way it goes? My dog doesn't eat bird seed but the bears do so my hubby won't let me put a birdfeeder out :(

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  27. Love the feeder and the environment it's in. You have captured some beautiful subjects.

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  28. Great captures and I love your perspective. Love all these colors and your backyard is gorgeous.

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  29. I love these Deb! Very springy and I am jealous because spring has been holding out on us here. We had three inches of snow last night. :(

    Thank you for participating in Fabulous Friday!

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