Tuesday, February 16, 2010

[jules' pics] 2/15/2010 07:44:00 PM

Shooting birds is so much harder than some make it look.



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Posted By jules to jules' pics at 2/15/2010 07:44:00 PM

6 comments:

Robert said...

Lovely bird. I didn't realize you all were twitchers too ....

jules said...

yes indeed...through the window of St.Arbucks. Cappuccino in one hand, camera in the other...

skanky said...

It's certainly much harder than you made it look there. :)

Rattus Norvegicus said...

I always found that a shotgun worked quite nicely...

jules said...

...except with a shotgun you can only nail each bird once. Photography is like catch and release fishing... you can shoot the same bird over and over... and as an additional bonus you don't accidentally kill other clientele at the coffee shop when you miss fire.

jules said...

shanky:
Nice of you to say so - it's not me - it's the brilliant Nikkor 70-300mm that James made me buy. I just stick it on widest aperture, max zoom, aim and fire.

The story was that wee sparrows, of which there were three, were trying to pick up crumbs and the much bigger single bulbul was chasing them off from time to time. This photo was taken during one of the periods when they were engaged in a stand-off , occupying adjacent trees...hence the ruffled expression on the bulbul...perhaps.