My office at the house has a great view of the yard. So, it’s understandable when I get distracted by the wildlife and spend about forty minutes just shooting birds with my telephoto.
I had more yard work to do, but I brought my DSLR this this time so I don’t have to rely on my camera phone. I lucked out, since the birds were feeling friendly. Normally they hang back at the tops of trees and close to the water, but today they stuck close enough to the road that I could get clear shots with my 24-70mm and 50mm.
Of course, I shot more than just the red-winged black birds.
And, because all of you just love toads:
On Wednesday, I posted two pieces. One was a breakdown of a landmark patent that could change the world of commercial photography for the worse. The other was a photo of a toad I took with my cell, accompanied my a little blurb stating that don’t much care for toads. Traffic when I posted the former plummeted. But, for the latter, I received a slew of comments between this site and my Facebook in rushing to the defense of toads. I guess that means more toads for all!
Even as I am rushing to finish pieces for the site, freelance, and landscape, there’s always time to nab the odd wildlife photo, even if it is a toad. I never much cared for toads. It’s never fun to find them while landscaping, they’re not very bright, make a mess of the roads in summer, they’re everywhere, they pee on you if you try to hold one, and on top of all that, they’re ugly little buggers.