“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy — your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” ~ Annie Leibovitz
In an attempt to make up for the lack of blogging these last few months, I’d like to share some birds I shot with the bulky Canon/Tamron set-up, many of them right where I live. Birding and photographing them is a passion of mine, and not having been out to count or shoot for nearly three months now is difficult to confess. But Autumn is now here, and with a summer birding lull just about done, it’s time again to empty the SD cards, clean the lenses, charge the camera batteries, and get ready for some feathered adventures! I regularly flip through this 2017 Bird Photo Album regularly to remind me why I do it and to get me primed for the last few months of the year.
Did you know that we already have ticked 304 species of birds for this year? Breaking our previous record by more than 50 birds?It helps that we have birded away from home twice. With one more trip away from home still scheduled before we close out the year, we hope to add a few more … perhaps even breaking 350 with non-local species.
I hope you enjoy these beauties as much as I did in shooting them. Happy Birding!
~ Shannon @ DirtNKids Blog
Yellow-crowned Night Heron Chicks
Backyard Pecan Tree
Upside Down Pose
Working For Dinner