Sometimes when you're trying to photograph birds, you just don't have the tools or the skills (in my case I lack both) to get that quintessential photograph of the species before you. I see some of these professional photographers blogs and photo galleries and I could easy cast myself into the gutter by comparing myself to them...but why do that when I'm having fun and enjoying what I have. I'm still running on a just 150mm lens, so I'm especially grateful for those wonderful cooperative birds which pose nearby for me. Here is a series of bird photographs of not-so-cooperative birds. I love these birds and hope to one day get better photos for posterity's sake. For now, these will have to do.
|Blue Grosbeak - taken while looking for the Dickcissel in Farmington, Utah. I had wonderful evening light, several regularly used perches, but not enough mm's to get close enough of that one great shot. Steve Creek has taken my favorite Blue Grosbeak photo that I have ever come across.|
|Green-tailed Towhee - I used to see this at my birding patch in Arizona when I first started birding. I saw them often enough that I thought they were everywhere for everyone. I soon learned better. I dipped on them in Idaho, but now I've seen and heard a few in Utah. I think they are among the very cool looking birds. Too bad this photo didn't do this handsome bird justice. Oh, well. There will be future opportunities!|