Welcome to Week 79 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
It’s good to be (almost) caught up with everything and that I had the time to enjoy your entries for last week’s theme of Sand; they were a pleasure to read!
As I was looking through some of my images to come up with an idea for this week, I came across one that made me chuckle, so I jumped on it! In this rather simple image, the seagull stands proud with that kind of look that seagulls seem to have perfected over the years. Therefore, I’m throwing you the theme of Bird!
That doesn’t mean that you have to go find the most exotic bird in the world to get a great image; you could find those everyday birds that are often a nuisance in the park and put them in the spotlight, or you could focus on what many birds do well: fly like a bird! I’m sure that your fertile minds will come up with some rather interesting images!!
So, have fun and shoot some birds (with your camera, of course)!
Here’s that rather put off seagull…
For this image, I want to share a couple of tidbits; the reason that my wife and I took a boat trip to Staffa was that she would really like to see puffins; allegedly, they nest on Staffa in significant quantities! Excited with the opportunity to photograph some puffins, I went out to rent a reasonably priced 100-400mm lens to take along on the trip. When I went to pick up the lens, the one that I was to get had not yet been returned by the previous renter. After explaining my plans, they agreed to rent me a Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM lens for the same price (a really good deal, as that lens cost appr. $5000 more).
So, my wife and I get on the boat to Staffa, and I’m the envy of every photographer, as they are greatly impressed by my lens. After arriving on Staffa, we go exploring in all of the areas, where puffins are rumored to be, only to find not a single puffin on the island! Plenty of seagulls, though! As I had been carrying the rather heavy lens all the way over here, I decided that I might as well work with what I am given; I actually had to back up to get the entire seagull in the frame, as a 400mm lens has a fairly narrow field of view. I should say that I was very impressed with the performance of the lens, as the optics were the best that I ever used.
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
- Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
- Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
- Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
- Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what you find in your sandbox, belt-sander or hourglass…
Also, an appropriate image for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of Scale.
113 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bird”
Great image 🙂
Oh my goodness Frank. Bird!!! I have thousands of bird photos. Perhaps I should just use the last bird I photographed otherwise I’ll be here all night 🙂
Post the 1001 one,hehe!
Oh my goodness Miriam…..that would take me days (but a great idea)
I was going to say the 1001st, not 1001😀😃
I actually tried to count how many bird photos I have but gave up…..it’s more than a 1001
You have as many bird as I have flowers!
Don’t get me counting flower photos 😀 😀
Humm, I put them in yearly seasonal folders. Have more than 10 years to count😎 Have a nice day, Brian!😀
Thats a great idea Miriam. I just have them lumped into gardens I photograph. Was going to do by colour
That’s good idea! I would like to do the same and put roses separately because I have 24 bushes of roses.
That sounds sensible too.
Nice number! I can relate, as I have over 300K dog photos 🙂
Now that’s a lot of dogs…..the feed must cost a fortune 😀
Luckily they weren’t all mine. We have three at the moment.
That’s quite enough. My bestie has 2 Chihuahuas small gods, small feed small poo lol
Leaving a link in case the pingback doesn’t work 🙂
Here is my bird
PS Great Gull photo 🙂
Thank you, and a great catbird!
OK. I lied
Here is another Bird for you Frank
Gull with attitude 🙂
I don’t think the statue was impressed either 😀
The blog is awesome
Thank you kindly!
Maggie May, or then again, she May not.
Maggie’s always loved to chase the gulls on the beach. She rolled the pigeon in the woods, and I don’t know who was the more surprised that day!
Sorry. Frank. I’m done. I haven’t seen a bird here in weeks. Much less sand. So … I guarantee that my I’ll either skip this one or post one from almost a decade ago when we visited Barnegat Light as a family. Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky and one will land right in my lap. It’s all hay rides, pumpkin spice and zombie walks this month.
I’m sending a zombie pumpkin piper in your direction! Listen for the songs and the birds will follow!
Have a great week Khürt!
My wife just reminded me this week we’re celebrating Diwali with her family. For me, that means high carbohydrates vegetarian meals and sweets. A challenge for me and my Type 1 Diabetes.
Ugh! I hit the Reply button instead of Enter for new line. I wanted to say that however, my sister-in-law asked me to do some family portraits this weekend in the Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve in Princeton, and I might see some birds. Fingers crossed.
Hard to use a camera with your fingers crossed! Good luck and stay off the sweets 🙂
I don’t normally eat sweets so avoidance isn’t hard. Unless there is an overzealous older relative insisting it’s tradition and feeling offended that I won’t partake. Sigh.
The photo shoot is postponed to next weekend. Most of the leaves are still green.
that’s a beauty
Frank, the detail is incredible,it’s worth carrying the lenses. I’m sure you were envied by many!
Bird watching is my hobby and taking their pictures the thing I love to do most! Couldn’t choose just one! https://dailymusing57.com/2017/10/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-bird/
Here are a few from my collection – https://edtphotoblog.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/birds/
Just one more if that’s OK Frank
Never too many 🙂
Hi Frank, here’s my entry for the week!
A nice topic as I have quite often joined ornithological excursions, and even here in Berlin you find a great diversity of birds which we watch sometimes also from our balcony. The problem is that you can quite often only hear the voices of the birds, but a photo of such is challenging and difficult. I have already featured special birds in my blog but then therefore used photos of professional animal photographers. But now most of the birds are in Africa!
Oh … I love birds .. I love all animals !!!
Unfortunately, I have no recent photos, hope you like the “old” 😉
They are awesome!
He’s a fine looking specimen Frank, a worthy image of your lens. Hope to share a few birds of my own this week. 🙂
Thank you, Miriam! Looking forward to your bird collection.
Oh my gosh, Frank! Love the synchronicity of your story behind this photo. Your wife must have been amused? 🙂 Anyway, great challenge. I’m hoping to contribute something beautiful for Forgiving Fridays in regards to soaring like a bird, or another intuition that comes present. Have a great weekend! Debbie
Thank you, Debbie! No, she was not amused, as she wanted to see puffins 🙂
I have a strong feeling that right now, those puffins are crying for missing out an opportunity to be featured up in a snap captured with such an amazing lens 🙂
I can only imagine 🙂
hi frank wonderful picture, here is my entry for this week challenge, http://wp.me/p2AvI7-2wy.
Hi Frank, Here is my entry for this week. A bit late though. 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Here is my Rooster on the move.
Thank you ☺
A beautiful photo! Find some more birds at https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/bird/
Love those birds!
Thanks. Glad about it.
Oh, I’d love to visit the puffins.
I’ve got a rather more distant bird shot for your challenge: https://travelwithintent.com/2017/10/21/baku-heydar-aliyev-bird-azerbaijan/
Thank you! Yours is in a more exotic location!
Such a lofty look, and yet cute, the elegant gull resting. Lovely hues in its feathers, and the sky, not to mention the little pink flowers in the grass, splendid photo! 🙂 Happy to join Tuesday Photo Challenge, too. Here is my entry for this week, https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/cute-quotograph-and-cute-camouflage/
Thank you for joining the fun!