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 💚
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