Friday, December 10, 2010

Macro Friday






It's Friday again, and this time I actually have some macro shots!

Yesterday, an adorable Tufted Titmouse decided that he could fly through my front door to get to my back yard. Unfortunately, that isn't possible. The good news is he was only stunned. I learned long ago that when a bird hits the glass the best thing to do is make sure it's picked up quickly if it's stunned. Otherwise, outside cats and dogs will find a tasty treat. So, I picked up this little guy and brought him into a quiet room while I awaited the cardboard box. I put him in the box for only a minute or two. He was recovering quite quickly. So, I carried him, box and all, back out onto the deck from whence he came. He was alert so I picked him up and he immediately assumed the perching position on my right index finger. I hadn't even thought about photo opportunities until I saw this lovely little bird perched on my finger like a parakeet. I asked my hubby to fetch my camera quickly. I haven't ever shot photographs left handed before, but the little bird would not move to my other hand. So here are my photos of the Tufted Titmouse who made my day. The first photo is my entry for Blogging From Bolivia's Macro Friday. All of them can be enlarged by clicking on them.









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Have a great weekend!

-Susan

14 comments:

  1. these are absolutely amazing macros and such fantastic detail, wonderful!

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  2. Wonderful! My son calls them "mousey birds"....such a great shot!~

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  3. These are really great captures. Love them.

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  4. What really wonderful pictures. You got some really great shots.

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  5. He looks so soft!! Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh wow! Those are lovely! The bird is beautiful itself but you really made the photos phenomenal! I can see every detail. Nice shots, thanks for sharin!

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  7. so pretty. Great job!!! I have helped quite a few birds that were in my screened in porch. It is brilliant when they are calm with you and perch like that.

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  8. Thanks, everyone! I have helped a lot of birds over the years when they hit the glass, but I don't think I've ever photographed one before. It's always a thrill when I get to hold a wild bird. This year I've held a Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, two Tufted Titmice, and a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird. And I only have photos of the two Titmice.

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