Happy Tuesday! ~ 276
Just your common, everyday, run of the mill, ubiquitous Robin. Making an image of one is kind of like making an image of a cow. They are everywhere and we don’t seem to pay much attention to them.
In the early Spring when we’re waiting for signs that Winter is finally over the sighting of that first Robin is an exhilarating feeling. Spring is finally here. After that they become so common place that they blend into obscurity.
So why all the images of Robins? Well as I was working on my bird feeder project I followed the antics of this particular Robin. He is in all the shots today. He was oblivious of me and just did his thing going from the basketball backboard, to the bird bath for a drink, and then finally off to the big tree at the back of the yard. Kind of fun just to watch him do his thing.
Busy day at work yesterday, lots going on and trying to fit it all in during the normal work hours is a challenge. Generally Summer with all the vacations and temporary help is a fairly slow time for me but not so this year. I had lunch with my good friend and then had to go to LeClaire, Iowa. I don’t get there very often but it is a wonderful community.
I was a little early for my appointment and since it was close I drove by the Lock and Dam 14. The last time I was there it was eagle season and the observation area all around the observation area was full of photographers. Yesterday it was (not quite as full) the fishermen who were in charge. Lots of them sitting in chairs and on the rocks with their fishing poles in the water waiting for the elusive bite.
After dinner Jeanne had PEO so I sat on the back patio with my tripod and camera finding an image for the bird feeder project. I am enjoying this project a lot and unlike the 365 project I don’t have to think about what I’m going to shoot each day. I just set up by the bird feeders and shoot away. It’s great fun watching the turf wars and the parents feeding their young. Often times the young ones are as big as the parents. 🙂
Each night I have to chore. Clean out the bird bath (crazy birds poop in their own water.) Then replenish the favorite feeders and then of course hose off the patio closest to the feeders from the birds left overs. It looks like I’m going to have to make another run to the store for more supplies. They are hungry guys.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and be careful.