Got the shot!

When we walk this specific neighborhood park, there is a cluster of trees where we will often hear and see birds, including this stunning vermilion flycatcher. I haven’t always had the zoom lens, or even my camera with me, when we see him. The last two Saturday mornings I’ve walked to this park with my zoom lens, in hope of finding this guy (and any other pretty bird posing in the morning sun).

Well, yesterday was the day! I caught him showing off in several locations, a little red beacon in the morning sunlight!

I sure hope he has a lady friend, I’d like to see more of these beautiful birds. I’m going to be on the lookout for a female on future visits.

Let the bird sing without deciphering the song.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
~Henry David Thoreau

Henceforth, please God, forever I forego the yolk of men’s opinions. I will be light-hearted as a bird and live with God. I find him in the bottom of my heart, and I hear continually his voice therein.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    This has got to be among your best posts, Lisa. The perfect poses, the bright colors, that amazing flight! I absolutely love these photos!

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    1. Thank you Mom πŸ’™ I shall email you a couple of them 😊


  2. gr8ful_collette says:

    Stunning pictures! Beautiful little guy! πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸ»

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    1. Thank you! He’s so bright, I love him!

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  3. lolaWi says:

    awesome shots, Lisa! beautiful! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  4. Fantastic job on those shots. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’™

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    1. Thank you! He is a cutie!

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  5. Awesome shots! ❀ I am jealous, I’d love to see and capture this beauty one day! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Awwwww, thank you! I just hung out in his corner of the neighborhood for a while, and it paid off!

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Yes, Marilyn, you definitely got the shot πŸ˜€

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I’m so sorry Lisa. Yes, you did nail this shot. You even got it with gorgeous sunlight πŸ˜€


    1. Thank you Cee! I am not good with shadows, so it was pure joy to see him land in the sun for several photos!


  8. nesfelicio says:

    Great captures!

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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