Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birds in Courtship

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Every late afternoon, we are always serenaded with the birds' chirps. Since we have a big tree in our front yard, birds often come there to relax, meet, and stay for the night. At times, too, they would flock the roofs of our neighbors and/or stay by the electric cables.

Last April, I was trying to take pictures of Earth Day related images, but it rained during the day, so the only time I was able to take pictures was late in the afternoon. I loved that my point and shoot camera can handle images even if I already maxed out the optical zoom and I was already zooming more digitally, so I was able to take these pictures. Since it was already getting dark, I changed the white balance of the camera to tungsten just to see the details of the birds. I also upped the ISO to 800 because my camera was having a hard time freezing objects on low-lit environment.

I found it really cute when the bird was courting another bird and giving it an insect as a gift - kinda like humans, too, eh? It took me quite sometime to capture all the images, and my arms and armpit were already hurting, but it was worth it.

*** Jenn ***

12 comments:

Ann said...

Did you follow the birds back to their nest?

I did, this is what I found

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/10/abc-wednesday-letter-n-n-for-nest.html

kim said...

Beautiful!

jams o donnell said...

Excellent. the silhoutted birds make for exellent photos. Happy weekend

gengen said...

Nice shot for the theme. Happy hunting.

Hootin' Anni said...

reminds me of a movie title....starring Goldie Hawn....Birds on a Wire

Mine's posted HERE

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The silhouettes seem perfect to go with your story. Nice!

hip chick said...

Oh how sweet. I love the way you captured them in silhouette. It really makes everything so clear.

BK said...

That was certainly very sweet.

Bull Rhino said...

Nice story in the four image. Good job.

Teena in Toronto said...

I like the effect of the blue sky behind them.

I played too :)

Willa said...

ang sweet naman ng litrato mo.

Susanne said...

Great shots!