Focusing on the vibrant colors of this Eastern Bluebird was easy while it stood among the leaves on the ground. Once it took flight, however, all focus was lost. Although it is lacking in clarity, I still like the way the essence of movement is captured in the next photo of this lovely little bird!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: focus
I had never walked this path before. I was almost back at the starting point when I unexpectedly spotted this magnificent bird wading in the water. I was shocked by its size since I had been watching for little songbirds. It was certainly a surprise to see this great blue heron take flight! It was also a surprise to realize I had actually managed to capture the moment!
Here it is standing tall, with its long neck extended, before it was surprised by me.
These last two pictures were taken later at a different nearby location, but it could be the same bird! I have now seen a single great blue heron standing near water at four different spots in my town!
Here is a view of its face and beak.
Isn’t this a cool bird? To see more about birds, you can click on the bird header at the top of my page.
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: surprise
There is little more graceful than a bird in flight. Soaring, gliding, owning the sky.
*posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge: graceful
This week, we are challenged to show something that exists harmoniously with its surroundings!
To triumph is to meet and soar above a challenge. It has been interesting to face the photographic challenges presented in the photo101 course. I am becoming more observant. I see my environment in a different way. I find beauty in the mundane. My eyes seek hard lines and edges, soft curves, bright colors and light. I am learning to showcase elements and preserve fleeting moments of life.
It was a triumph to capture these birds in flight, their dark shapes in contrast to the sky.