A Place to Perch

I love taking pictures of birds when they are visiting my feeders, but I really love getting their photographs when they are in natural habitats – like perched on tree branches.  Sometimes these shots can be hard to come by, so I “borrowed” an idea from Andrew McLachlan (check out his amazing work at www.andrewmclachlan.wordpress.com).  I took a branch with a bit of lichen on it that I found on the ground in my backyard and then I clamped the branch to my deck rail. Voila – instant natural scenery!

To entice the birds to hang around and pose, I spread a bit of Bark Butter (see previous post) on the backside of the branch.  Here are a few pictures I took of perch number one…I have a feeling there will be many more perches to come!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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