Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stalking wildlife in the back yard....

takes keen eyes and steady hand
sheer dumb luck!
It's hard sneaking around on crunchy leaves,
even with sneaky ninja super powers.

Tom was driving them crazy with birdcalls from the PC. 
It was a hoot watching them trying to figure that one out.
They'd come closer. They'd listen. They'd fly off.
 So above are a male cardinal and a mocking bird. I thought it was a
blue jay but we looked it up. Mockingbird.
And butterflies. Can't resist chasing them bad boys down.
Many more came and went. I added the teleconverter lens to 
my repertoire of stalking methods. I forgot you need
to manually focus, which made me slower than 
usual. Fancy that. 
I need to hire some posers.


  1. a girl after my own heart~I love doing this too!! What some great shots you got!!! Lovely!!!

  2. I've started stalking the wildlife in the house --- began this morning as soon as my S-man left...pooor animals! This is my FAVE thing to do!! Good job with the mocking bird - check my HEEHEElayout lynn...THAT was a blurry bluejay HAHAHAHAHAHA

  3. You certainly do have a lot of great photo opps there! Beautiful shots.

  4. How fun! I am often trying to capture photos of some of the birds in our backyard. They are fine eating at the bird feeder until I come out!

  5. oh yeah! i can't wait for our butterfly bushes!!!! i love to watch them, too.

    so does my oldest son, he is fascinated by them and it is so fun

  6. cool photos of natue at play, thanks for sharing


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