a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Some Things You Can't Capture...

with a point and shoot
Several feet over my head these young fledglings 
prepare to leave the nest.
I tried and tried
to capture their flight
I guess I will have to leave this
to the professionals.
They fussed at me the entire time.
video
I'll never be a Spielberg.

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just love their sweet little chitter-chatter! :)

Sandra said...

I hear them chattering at you. you need and SLR camera with a zoom lens to get shots of these guys. you did fantatstic with a point and shoot.. i have tried to get shots of the dogs with my nikon and it is much harder to do.. they walk out of the camera before it clicks.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I thought you captured it very well!

Ginny said...

I think you did a really good job with both pictures and video! We can see everything we need, and it is clear. Flying around like that so fast, it is hard to show. YEAH, your new header is HERE!

Ela said...

Oh, what a charming trio :)
Great shots !

Sandy said...

Gail, you captured pictures of the birds very well. Once they've learned to fly, you'll look back and the only thing left is a nest of mud, and several small piles of presents until next year.

Lynne said...

Weeding in the gardens today. HOT, just came in for a break and some water. The only thing I listen to are the bird sounds.
Bet i'l lhear your "fledglings" when they fly by!

A Quiet Corner said...

You got quite a bit from what I saw!...:)JP

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think that Spielberg needs to watch out for you--I think your photos (and video) have captured it perfectly!

Linda Christensen said...

Our little fledglings have now gone, so we hung up some streamers after taking down the nest to keep them from building another one. But alas, they just keep finding another spot....and it's by our front door, high up in the alcove. Yuk, they do make a mess!

Henny Penny said...

Well that first picture is so adorable, I would have been happy with just that one. They look so sweet. You have the most interesting things around your place to write about.

Farm Girl said...

I think you did just find, I also like your little video.

thewovenspoke said...

You did a great job! I enjoyed them all.

Huntress said...

I love these sweet birds. We encourage them to nest in our sheds and garage. Even the front porch has a nest. We accept the mess (!!)as the price we have to pay.

Saucy Kodz said...

You got some really NEAT shots there and I enjoyed the video. The Mother/Father was trying to coach them out of the nest. Cute I am thinking about my baby cardinals and what an adventure it was to watch them grow and be fed. They had the privacy of my back fenced in yard and the baby became very familiar with my voice - I felt sad when they learned to fly and left. I enjoyed your post very much. Smiles n Chuckles to all n special hugz to M :)

DesertHen said...

I love swallows! You did a great job! Any bird in flight is hard to capture! We use to have swallows come nest on our front porch each year, but haven't seen them the last two years. I miss them!

LindaG said...

What Alex said. You did a great job, Gail! :-)

Karen S. said...

I just love these little tweeters(okay a bit messy)but I'm so used to having them circle around me on the lawn tractor! Can't understand why my neighbor always swept away their nests at her house!

Susan Anderson said...

Birds are hard to capture. But I think you did well.

=)

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