friends - A celebration of all things avian.
Dinosaurs did not really vanish from the
face of the earth; they just changed their form and took to
This collection of images represents my best attempts at capturing
on camera those oh so beautiful but oh so fidgety creatures;
the world's birds.
I applaud those photographers who specialize in this field of
photography for I find the whole undertaking somewhat maddening.
The topic invariably will pose magnificently until the very
moment that the awkward tripod has been set up and the shutter
is about to be pressed: - then it departs with a flurry of wings,
eluding the frame or leaving nothing behind but blurry tracers.
I try, I really do, but by the end of the day I usually only
have one or two passable shots; and that's only if I am extremely
lucky. However, the pastime of actually observing these often
splendid creatures in their natural environs is usually ample
reward in itself. And so I keep trying and trying again for
that ever elusive perfect shot.