And finally, with part 3, I bring yesterday's crazy to a close. If you haven't checked them out yet, part 1 is here and part 2 is here.
This group of shots are of birds either on or in the water fountain on Mom and Dad's back porch; as will become evident, the increased shutter speed that worked so well to capture birds in flight didn't disappoint when it came to bath time either.
First though, a photo of a Blue Jay I took early on in the day; Greg was watching the bird when I was taking this (and other) shots, and neither one of us remembers ever seeing its head in this position:
A reflection that I really liked:
A Junco taking a bath later in the afternoon:
Loved how you can see a feather flying loose in this shot:
They're so cute when they're all puffed up:
Time to dry off:
A Titmouse that stopped by shortly after the Junco flew off; although it tested the waters, it chose not to bathe on this particular occasion:
"Seriously, dude, if you splash me one more time..."
"Okay, that's it: I'm outta here":
I really liked how the big splash of water in the middle looks as if it could be the bird's tail:
Done for now:
Seeing a Titmouse, a Goldfinch, and a Chickadee on the fountain at the same time was definitely a first for me:
Down to two:
Another reflection shot I really liked:
A pair of Goldfinches checking things out:
I like how it looks like the one on the left is dipping its toe in to test the temperature:
A somewhat soggy Titmouse:
And finally, a Chickadee shot I couldn't help but save for last:
Thanks for bearing with me through all 57 photos I ended up posting. Just don't expect the same later on when I go to tackle my official Sunday post...