Bird Weekly-Photo Challenge-Macro/Close-ups

For Lisa Coleman’s weekly bird challenge, Birds Close Up, I was on the hunt when I went out walking on Sunday. I also searched my older photos and found a few that would fit the bill 😊

This one was taken at our Desert Museum (see post here). It was overcast so the light wasn’t the best, but I love this photo that gives him a bit of an angry look. It came out pretty clear given the lack of light and his distance from me.

This one was taken in their hummingbird aviary.

This is a nesting hummingbird. I so wish the lighting could have been brighter, but she (?) is still so cute in her little nest πŸ’š

Just a pretty bird in the bird aviary 😊

I took this heron out at the lake Sunday. I realize he is not super close up, but I can’t believe I got a couple of clear photos. He was in the shade, and I was sneaking into a bushy tree to try and get his photo. I messed with the settings (as I so often fly by the seat of my pants then hope I got something) and behold! With a little brightening on Lightroom, he came out pretty nice! I need to practice more to improve my photos in shadows, and on cloudy days.

These two are just sweet photos 🀎

And finally, although this one isn’t as close up, it’s still pretty close, and just lovely, don’t you think?

“The mind should turn into a serene and stormless lake, where is reflected the complete panorama of the starry sky.”
~ Samael Aun Weor


“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” ~ Loren Eiseley

24 Comments Add yours

      1. Sheree says:

        You’re very welcome

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  1. These are real stunners, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Peter! These challenges are fun because sometimes I find some great photos I forgot about!

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  2. Helen Bushe says:

    Fab shots! My favourite is that gorgeous one in the nest.

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    1. Thank you Helen! I think she may win the most popular award 😊 It was fun to see her in the little nest!

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  3. Just Teri says:

    Fabulous photos❣️❣️❣️

    I’ve never, ever seen a hummingbird β€œnot” in motion. And yes, adorable in her nest πŸ˜‰ She’s such a contrast to the seriousness of the bird of prey!

    Nicely done

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    1. Thank you so much! We have a hummingbird feeder and they are such fun little birds. And so beautiful!

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  4. Lisa Coleman says:

    Wonderful shots this week. The hummingbirds are quite awesome! Fabulous shot & close up of the Cactus Wren. That is one of my favorite western birds. πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you Lisa! It does help when the hummingbirds are enclosed in a small space for me 😊

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      1. Lisa Coleman says:

        I think it’s that way in any aviary. So easy because the birds are kinda used to people. 😊

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  5. Naomi says:

    My favorite photos are of Mr or Mrs “Grumpy Bird” and the tiny hummer sitting in her nest.

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    1. Thank you! 😊


  6. Your hummer photos are gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Nora! They are fun and challenging to photograph 😊

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  7. Beautiful bird captures, Lisa! Well done!!


  8. Fantastic photos, Lisa. My heart was aflutter. πŸ™‚

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    1. Awwwww, thank you!! 😊

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  9. lolaWi says:

    beautiful collection, Lisa. the owl means serious business! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! It’s fun when we get some expressions in our animal photos!


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