1.23.2010

bird watching

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Watching birds is something I've always loved to do. Each time, it's nice to tuck into my bag a bird guide, binoculars, a sandwich, and cameras for some exploring and thinking.

Two blogs I found recently and really like are: Missed Connections and the grader's folio.

24 comments:

  1. oh my -- that top photo is fantastic. did you identify them in your bird book?

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  2. These are gorgeous!!! Just perfect! What camera and film did you use?

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  3. these are stunning! I am blown away by your photos!

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  4. alexandria, your photos inspire!

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  5. so perfectly amazing..
    & thank you for sharing the other blogs!

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  6. Wow these are stunning!! Where did you take them? The arboretum?

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  7. Gorgeous + Inspiring! I am just in awe... xo.

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  8. wow, those birds are amazing!
    we get quite a few here, we are by a refuge on the flight path but I haven't seen them like that here...

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  9. Ohlalalalalala ! These are so inspiring and gorgeous and amazing !

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  10. Hi, my friend Mike (http://tokyoconnection.blogspot.com)showed me your blog a day before you visited ours. Thank you!

    Best regards!
    P.S. Your photos are beautiful.

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  11. These photos almost look like paintings. They (and your blog) are just lovely.

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  12. oh. my.... beautiful!
    those colours!!!!!

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  13. WOW--fantastic pictures!! I too, enjoy a little bird watching...but if they start to gather like that Hitchcock movie The Birds, then I'm out of there fast! :)

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  14. Lucy: I did indeed...geese!

    Ida: I'm glad you like these...I was trying out something a friend suggested which was using coloured saran wrap and filters with 35mm film and a toy camera.

    Allison: Thank you! These were taken at a Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

    Des: My pleasure and thank you too! It was so lovely to find your blog.

    Everyone: I was unsure of whether to post these or not, but I'm glad you enjoyed them so!

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  15. Two photos look like cut from a movie.

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  16. It's funny how sometimes the things we are most unsure about are the very things that strike a chord with others. I'm imagining you out in the open air with the birds, quietly observing, binoculars in one hand and sandwich in the other. Perfect.

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  17. oh wow. amazing. you used a toy camera for these? awestruck. you might want to consider submitting them for something over at light leaks magazine. which toy camera did you use? and how do you do saran wrap filters? just tape them over the lens? oh fun. i am inspired to play now too. thank you for posting these! :::

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  18. and by the way, i love that you do this. take time to go and watch the birds. that sounds so lovely. i think i'd like to take that up as a hobby one day. take my children out with a picnic lunch, birdwatching. have a lovely day. :::

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  19. hi alexandria! thanks for droppping by and for the well wishes. i feel better now.

    and thanks also for the mention here.

    i wish i can go birdwatching too someday. those photos make it look like a very interesting thing to do. but we only have crows who scavenge our garbages in tokyo. haha... that doesnt count, right?

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  20. denise: It is funny how that works. I feel I have so much to learn in taking photographs.

    tifanie: It was a small 35mm camera that cost 10 dollars...I don't remember the brand, sorry! I just used tape to keep the saran wrap on or filters. I've also tried coloured ziplock bags. It's all experimental fun!

    mike: I hope your day is going better and crows count!

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