This is another series of the sunlight morning photographs. Here it is a Black Capped Chickadee.
The bribe is displayed here too. A few different birds will return to the same tree with any food they find. Watching their habits allows us to anticipate where they might land or at least the direction of flight, if food is found in the same general area.
Everyone is a winner, the birds, the photographers, and even Agway the feed store. Well, especially the feed store.
These images were shot once again testing ‘Spot Metering’ with soft morning sun. The background produced nice Bokeh blurring, but a little dark. The shadow is enhanced by the meter type which in some circumstances might work well.
I noticed a Gull acting strange the other day. He flew a few feet up in the air, then dove straight down. I assumed he was catching fish, but I watched and realized, never a fish. Just jumping up and down.
I had a long lens and zoomed in. Well, the bird had perfect form. Every dive he positioned his legs like a high diver.
The photos here are the clearest, but he did this same position over and over. He finally stopped and floated around looking pleased with himself.
Now, the next time I see a gull diving I need to catch the action again. I never paid attention but I bet they all do it.
Today while standing on the banks on the Connecticut River a flock of geese came in to land.
I was in the right spot to capture the everything. Almost, since several turned and looked right at me. The shot below shows several staring at me.
As soon as they saw me standing where they wanted to be all spun around in mid air and changed direction.
I did get some shots of them landing, but they were pretty far off by then. This is the same spot I where I photographed a flock at eye level in the spring. It’s now on the list of places to be during migration.