Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Head Shots

Blue Jay
A head shot captured the blue jay's intense stare,

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker
And the inquisitive stare of the female Red-belly.

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker
While only a close-up shot could show the extended tongue of the male Red-belly.

Wild Turkey Gobbler
Only a head shot would do justice to the bright red of the backlight illuminating a gobblers dewlap.
Sometimes when shooting with prime glass the subject becomes closer than you had anticipated.  With no zoom capability the only options are either don't shoot or go for a head shot.


TexWisGirl said...

lovely. i really like the softness of the blue jay shot.

Ruth Hiebert said...

These are all gorgeous.

Elaine said...

Exquisite! I really like the blue jay shot.

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful one and all. Really like them all.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful portraits!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love to get up close to these beautiful creatures.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Lovely posts...I have had a flu for some days so I catched up your posts now. Great pictures and interesting reading.

Sharon M said...

Pretty! I love red-bellied woodpeckers. I have many here, but they seem to be the shyest birds.