Saturday, March 6, 2010


I've been seeing this guy for a several weeks now, but I never had my camera bag with me.  When I did have my camera bag with me, I would never see him.  But, last Thursday afternoon when I went out for a walk, I took it with me and I got lucky!  I was about 80 yards away when I spotted him.  I didn't want to waste time trying to get closer because I was afraid he'd fly away.  I grabbed my Canon Digital Power Shot SX10IS, not my DSLR, because I didn't want to waste time changing lenses.   I just kept zooming in (the camera has a 20x zoom lens) and snapping pictures.  I only wish I would have had my tripod with me because this camera just won't take a clear picture at full extension without it.  But, hey, I'm happy with what I got, especially the last one.  He had obligingly moved to another branch so I could get a different view of him.  The cloud bank, which was just cresting the ridge when I started shooting, was starting to drop down into my valley and I was lucky to get the last shot before he was obscured completely.


  1. WOW!!! You did great! I can't believe how good that last shot is! Way to go!

    What a magnificent creature, to be sure!

  2. Birds can be like that. I was working on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire once, and a Herring Gull came down and joined me for lunch. He kept posing in different positions while I got shots of him. I think he must have been a catwalk model in a previous life, and got demoted! I fed him well, though.

  3. Thanks, Vicki! :)

    JJ, thank you for visting my blog! Maybe the Herring Gull thought of the food you fed him as his modeling fees...


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