When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,

A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.

And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,

Joyfully, playfully watching me.

Supertramp – The Logical Song

16 Replies to “Watching Me”

    1. I have taken so many bad shots of birds obscured by branches that it was great to have one pose in the open with a wonderful background. I love the song and also would have liked to include the lyrics “there are times when all the world’s asleep, the questions run too deep,” but the photos I took of the last full moon were not good since I still refuse to use the tripod.

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      1. I shoot from a boat when I take shots of the moon.You don’t need a tripod.The only time I use a tripod is during salmon spawning season when I’m staying in one spot waiting for some bear/salmon action.If your hanging around in one spot,yes a tripod is best but other than that,one doesn’t need a tripod.Just increase your shutter speed for hand holding.Try around 1/1000th of a second.I shoot around 1/1250th of a second.My lens also has “IS”.Instrument Stabilization.I assume yours does as well?

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      2. Most often in the kayak and when taking shots of the moon, I am using an old Tamron 200-500mm lens without image stabilization. I’ve tried a few different things while trying to capture a good shot of the moon, but I still need to find a better location. I think the new Tamron 150-600mm lens with image stabilization would help and, while I’m dreaming of things, it would also be nice to have an eagle flying by.

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  1. Fantastic photo, ACI — looks like a tree swallow, a bird that does not sit still for but a few seconds. Wonderful song too, I’m happy to say we don’t have to be young to enjoy the miracles and beauties.

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