Friday, March 16, 2012

Sunset Over The Gulf Of Mexico

Mule Drinking Hole

OK. The Truth. This Is How I Cheated!

Over the years I have posted a closeup photos of an Eastern Bluebird family on which many commented favorably. Bluebirds are not easy to photograph and I want you to know that I don't have Bluebirds landing on my shoulder to eat from my hand. In fact I am usually about 100 yards away when I shoot those photos remotely with a trigger switch and a pair of binoculars.

I simply set up a tripod about 10 feet from the box and walk back up a hill to the car. I had watched the birds for hours and learned that they always landed on top of the box to scout for trouble before they fed their young in the box. So, I watched through binoculars to see the birds and I rigged a remotel fire switch to the top of my binoculars so I could still feel like I was taking the pictures in between sipping cups of coffee and listening to the radio. The remote switch allowed me to focus and fire. That's all.

Sassy huh?

Mister Ed's Birthplace

Sunrise on Chicago