Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This Wasn't The Plan

This morning I was out the door and in the photoblind by seven forty five. I had great great visions an image of a Steller's Jay surrounded by flowers. I waited and waited. It was really, really quiet except for the sound of a stiff breeze blowing through the trees. Not a bird or squirrel to be heard. Even the frogs in the backyard pond were silent. After about an hour and a half my hopes were raised when I could hear Jays down the ridge from me. They got closer and closer then went dead. A Dark Eyed Junco flew by with a quick flutter of wings and was gone. I sat and sat as it was quiet once again. There was not a bird to be seen or heard. I sat for a total two hours and fifteen minutes. I had to give up because I had an appointment down town. I was expecting a great image of a Steller's Jay with flowers. Instead here is a macro image of a close up of some aluminum cable wire from a couple of days ago. Not every day goes as planned. God's love and blessings to all, chris Image created with a Canon 7D and a 100mm macro lens and extension tubes for added magnification. The camera settings used were ISO 800, F 22.0 at .6 seconds. The camera was secured on a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod with a Bogen 3055 Ballhead.


  1. Thank you so very much for the comment, Indranil Barat. I agree things close up can be quite beautiful.