If ever I am in need of a new job, I think I would qualify to be a circus sniper…if such a thing existed!
You see, I have been practicing taking pictures of birds that are perched a little farther away than usual, which often requires me doing rather acrobatic, contortionist type maneuvers to get a clear shot – circus skills for sure!
These Bluebirds (the first two are male and the third is a female) were obscured behind a tangle of twigs, which meant that I had to bend and twist and lean (and pray that I wouldn’t tip over!) to get an unobstructed picture.
This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (a rare visitor to my backyard) landed for a brief moment on a close Dogwood…
…and then flew to a tree in my neighbor’s yard. Isn’t his camouflage incredible!
He is a bit skittish, so I had to use my sniper skills, to focus in and fire off some shots – carefully aiming my red dot at this unsuspecting fellow!
So, with these mad skills I am acquiring, if ever I disappear from the blogosphere, I’ve either joined Cirque de Soleil, or “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”