Saturday, October 20, 2007

Birds





I see a lot of great blue herons down here, but I like these white ones better. Something about the pearly white feathers is more appealing to me. These guys are so serious, most birds are, but water fowl like this have to be stealthy and stalk for food, which makes them seem much more intense to me.

The bottom photo is of a bably sandhill crane that I was able to photograph one evening after work several months ago. I had seen this guy with his/her parents one evening in the grassy areas of the property where I work.

I started bringing my camera in my car (in an insulated bag to protect it from heat) and a couple of evenings after my first sighting, when I got off and walked through the parking lot to my car, I could hear the adults, his/her parents squawking on the other side of the building.

I drove around there and got out with my camera and got a bunch of shots of the three of them.

A couple of them were posted on Cute Overload, which thrilled me to no end, and this is one that I don't think I've posted yet.

Here's a link to the Cute Overload post with my sandhill crane family photos.

Here's a post on this blog where I also had other photos in this series.

10 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

The first one is my favorite.

I like the green area in front of their eyes.

Babystepper said...

Love the baby. So gangly and fuzzy.

Daniel J Santos said...

one day I hope to take photos like you.
As usual beautiful images.

imac said...

Certainly good shots, enjoyed .

Kerri said...

Beautiful shots and beautiful birds. I love the adult... but the baby is my favorite!

JAM said...

Daniel, thank you, I'm flattered.

I loved photography as a young man, but making a living, kids, returning to college and life in general turned me into a snapshot photographer for many years.

It has just been the past few years that I've gotten back into the love of just going out and wandering around simply to take pictures. And the whole digital SLR thing with basically unlimited "film" available to me, and the digital darkroom on computers these days has relighted the fire inside of me to enjoy photography, and preparing them on the computer.

Moi said...

i saw the baby sandhill crane and i remembered your Cute overload post .....did u know they mate for life ..the sand hill cranes??? came to know only recently when i was reading about them after being to lake Okeechobee where i saw a good number of them...

the baby here is so cute ...:)

Kate said...

The top photo is exceptionally good! The baby is very appealing, too.

Annie said...

You're right, they do look so serious, so intent on what they're doing. I guess that's what I look like when I'm looking for food, too. I'll have to ask next time in the grocery, "do I look intense?"

CG said...

They are both gorgeous. I like the baby the best....very appealling.