Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Near Misses

Here are some of my pictures that haven't made it to the front page!  Here are some of my misses from this past migration!  So instead of saying it was my bad photography, i've made up some new Warblers!

A Louisiana Waterthrush
This bird is the " Leaf Warbler" (LEAF).  Hiding behind limbs and branches like a leaf, the "leaf warbler" has filled many SD cards and fueled the frustration of many a birder/photographer.  The Leaf Warbler becomes virtually ubiquitous by June.

A Kentucky Warbler
The "Blurry Warbler" (BLUW) is exhibited here.  Despite close proximity the Blurry Warbler has the ability the fool even the best of cameras and photographers.  A defense mechanism developed due to super attuned senses and reflexes.  Without any warning, a Blurry Warbler can sneak up into your frame of reference and disturb your photos.

Prothonotary Warbler
The "Out of Focus Warbler" is seen in the distance.  This warbler remains off in the distance in order to fill your camera.  The Out of Focus Warbler (OOFW) can distinguish between binoculars and camera.  They will appear perfectly well in our binoculars but will immediately distort itself at the very sight of a camera.  

Common Yellowthroat
This is a bird butt.  Sometimes this is the best any of us can do. 

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  1. Interesting angles these birds are shown at.

  2. Sometimes it's so hard to capture the little buggers! You did darn good.

  3. Oh my gosh, this made me smile! And, it made me feel better about the many, many, many photos I've discarded of all of the above types of photo-spoiling birds. Thanks for sharing!