Monday, July 7, 2014

I'm ready for my closeup

Finally!  NYC birds are not like the cooperative
(and much larger) ones I photographed in the Galapagos.  

I'm always trying to shoot the birds in the botanic garden, and
they tend to flit off the very second I get my camera to 

my eyeball.  But this little birdie landed a couple
of feet away and posed for me for at least 30 seconds
(never took his eye off me though).

[Linking back to Shadow Shot SundayMonday Mellow Yellows,
Mandarin Orange Monday, and Macro Monday.]


  1. The strong sunlight highlights every detail of those feathers. Stunning macro of this little character.

  2. Great photo! I do not know this bird.

  3. The orange contrasts so beautifully with the surrounding neutrals and the atmospheric green area. I really like it. And I wish I could capture birds like you do...they move! I tried to photograph sheep the other day...they spotted me immediately at some distance away...and off they went! I absolutely LOVE the photo art image! The colour is vibrant, the composition so intricate and intriguing - and is beautiful!!
    Thank you for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday#100:)

  4. This is a great shot of the robin. So vibrant and clear! He is actually one of my favorite birds, and I always look forward to having them set up nests in my back yard. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. that little bird did a perfect posing for your picture - great photo!

  6. Such a pretty bird.

  7. Looks like it is fresh out of a bath.


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