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“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd

The quote is very true, in order to get a semi-decent shot of a wild bird you have to be almost completely silent. So a few quick moments of quiet yesterday meant that I was able to grab these shots from inside the house and with the use of the trusty tele-photo lens. No tripod though – apologies for the slight blur. Spotted Woodpeckers are rare in the gardens around here, especially ones that linger for a time being so it was particularly nice to get these shots!



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“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
― Mary Kay Ash

It’s the weekend which, technically means more time for Photography! Unless you have a Law essay to write, which I do – so I just headed to the meadow instead and took some snaps. However I was quite pleased with the results in the end actually!

Patience pays off for both Bees and Dragonflys. Both were incredibly hard to photograph today with the high wind constantly putting up an adventurous battle of getting steady shots. Bees are extra hard because I don’t like to get close to them. I was stung last Summer down on the meadow (because we have Bee Hives there so they are much more common) and was in pain for weeks. I still have the dent in my head too!

But once steady ground was found, and the wind died down, the shots actually turned out nice and crisp. But again, like the other day, these pesky little creatures are a real pain to capture with the lens. They’re so small and thin that they become quite a blur!

Then I photographed the Duck – nesting in  a tree! It’s rather strange to see actually. But she has been there for quite a while, she’s not even that far off of the ground, but far enough to be a bit safer. Smart ducky!

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