Bold Ones

I thought perhaps getting shots of Bluejays and Cardinals along the trail would be a good starting point to try and capture bird photos. Its not been all that easy. I like to be moving and waiting is required (or a good dose of luck) to get a good photo. Anyway, here are a couple of winters bold ones. I hope to look back at these and believe that I’ve made some progress in a few weeks.


Eastern Bluejay





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16 thoughts on “Bold Ones

  1. tippysmom2

    These photos are great! I understand that hiking is what you do, so standing still for a long period of time is hard. In the case of birds, I’m not sure standing still would help that much. You never know where they are going to show up. You just have to be aware and have camera ready when the opportunity presents itself. Now, if you want bigger, more skittish, wildlife photos, you might have to be a sneakier hiker and stop for longer. 😉

    1. the Ordinary Hiker Post author

      I’ll usually hike until I pick up some action and then blend in, move in slowly and be patient. I do love those days when I can ignore the clock, but those are not many. I’m starring to find hot spots on my trails too.

      1. Trail Walker

        Your approach of blending in when you see something happening sounds like a good one to me. My mantra is “patience, persistence, and peanuts!” Bark butter bits are good too, in place of the peanuts.

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