The Week In Seven Photos

It was a somewhat painful week on the nature trails with many close calls.

Amazingly I performed moves I didn’t know my body was capable of saving myself from falling to the ground after losing my balance on a hill while capturing my first flower photos of the season.

Another red-winged blackbird bounced off my head so hard that my niece could hear it and I swear it also tried to pull my hair. While my niece and the chipmunk were very amused by the situation

my muttering was met with a little disapproval.

In order to capture all the excitement at the rookery, I recently purchased a new camera strap to help ease the neck pain from carrying the heavy Tamron 150-600mm lens, but

discovered after a few miles and too many shots of the great blue herons that I need to work on my negotiating skills since I could not convince my niece to carry the camera.

When I came upon these herons in a tree toward the end of the trail, I don’t know if it was the scene or feeling a little old, but I was hoping this was the heron senior community that only allowed iPhone photos.

14 responses to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. So glad your body found the right moves to stop you from falling! (A little like Oscar Isaac in “Moon Knight”?) Fabulous, fabulous pictures! Particularly the heron in flight carrying a stick. Grateful to you for carrying that heavy camera.

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    1. Thank you and Moon Knight was on my watchlist and now I’ll be watching it later this evening!!😁 I’m going to try another camera strap since I complain too often about the shots I’m missing when I don’t have that lens at the rookery.😁

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      1. Have you watched “Slow Horses”? We are loving it.

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      2. One of my favorite shows right now.🙂

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  2. Beautiful photography! ❤️

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  3. Wonderful photos! I esp. like the backlit heron’s bill…great catch!

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    1. Thank you and I could watch the herons at the rookery all day!🙂

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  4. So glad you weren’t hurt too badly. The heron shots are wonderful. 😊

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    1. Thank you and even if I was sore afterwards, it was wonderful to be out on the trails again with my favorite wildlife lens.🙂

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  5. Camera weight and inconvenience vs. decent photographs? You have the answer if you can convince your niece! I haven’t carried a “proper” camera in ages, must try to get back into the habit…
    The heron with twig shot is quite something!

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    1. Thank you and after spending way too long in the rookery on a very cold spring day that left my niece freezing, she has guaranteed me that she will never carry my camera.😁


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