Saturday, February 13, 2010

Camera Critters: Hang Time

Continuing with the Action Shooting theme from yesterday today’s shots were taken as the birds were hopping.

This little female House Finch was really kicking up the snow as she hopped hurriedly towards the feeder on my deck railing.

A Dark-eyed Junco followed suit hopping along the rail. The camera’s shutter stopped it in mid hop making it appear as though it is sitting suspended above the snow covered rail.
We are finally getting dug out from all of the snow and drifting that has occurred over much of the Eastern United States. Today I sighted my first Bald Eagle of the year when it tookoff from a roadkill it was feeding on along the roadside. No chance for a photo but it was still a thrill to see the majestic bird rise into the air.

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Martha Z said...

These little guys hop as they go, not like quail or roadrunners that run along as fast as their little legs can go.

Lisa said...

Such sweet little birds! :O)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic action shots.How many frames did you take to get these?:)

LeAnn said...

I really like both of these, but that second one has my heart. What a cutie! I loved how you described what was going on.

Anonymous said...

This is a nice pair of pictures, Coy. The dark eyed junco is sometimes hard to get the eye but you got it. Also, here, we have three different juncos. Slate Gray, which seems like the one you have, brown and black.

Michael said...

It's levitating. That bird has powers. :)

imac said...

Great captures Coy, love the hop - skip and jump.

Carletta said...

What patience. :)
Great results!!
I love the cardinal below.
Carletta’s Captures.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots, very lovely birds.

Montanagirl said...

Love the "hopping" shots. They're such cute and busy little guys.