With the Olympics right around the corner, it only seemed fitting that I should channel my inner gymnast while taking pictures on my deck this past weekend.
I wanted to photograph a Red-bellied Woodpecker from a slightly different vantage point, which required some stretching and balancing and leaning over the deck rail – all the while hoping that my balancing act wouldn’t turn into a tumbling routine!
Now, to say that I’m less than limber would be an understatement, so my session was short-lived, but I did manage to fire off a handful off shots (and just to be literal, I’ll include five!) of this handsome fellow.
Had any judges been watching, I’m sure I would have been docked for my poor form and sub-par coordination; but one thing’s for sure – this guy’s looks alone should warrant him a perfect score.
12 thoughts on “My Inner Gymnast”
You probably had too much splash too. But the photos are suburb. Fun too see
Yes – too much splash indeed!
What a stunner! You’ve captured all his finer points! Insert whistle here** 🙂
Whistle received and appreciated!
Marvellous tack sharp photographs!
I think we are drawn to the same type of photography. If you’re ever in Georgia, you have an open invitation to come take pictures in my backyard!
I think so too. And thanks very much for the invite!
Beautiful – worth all the stretching and balancing!
Thankfully, no one was watching!
Amazing shots once again! You did brilliantly, Kathy. Gold medal for you!
I don’t think any gymnasts will feel threatened by my performance!
He is quite a beauty! Great captures:)
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