Monday, May 26, 2008

ODD SHOTS MONDAY- SISKIN





Back to the birds! Same as my first Odd Shots a few weeks back(the chaffinch on my hand) this little siskin flew into the window. I again sat with him for about 2 hours until he started to come round. For some reason they always seem to hop onto my hand. Maybe it's to escape the cats or warmth, but they all seem to do this when injured, but rousing.

This time I didn't have the tripod. Instead I tried my new macro, that I've been dying to use. So this is a one handed macro shot. Not the ideal way to get a bird image, but it seem to have worked out ok. I seem to have a charmed life when it comes to photographing birds. Had no idea what odd shot to do this week, when this little fellow appeared last friday. Unlike the locals the birds seem to adore being part of ramsey daily photo.

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48 comments:

Blue said...

I think thats adorable.
And I find it very odd you can get sooo close to your birds, my townies are far two flighty for me to get such shots.

Blue

dot said...

What a great shot! I can't imagine having a bird hop onto my hand.

Joy said...

That's such a cute bird. Why is it so trusting?

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pierre l said...

Thanks for another fantastic picture, Babooshka

Aileni said...

We were always getting birds flying into the kitchen window at the previous house, mortally so at times. This has a happy ending.

jacqui said...

Amazing! You've done it again. I want this one to go with the chaffinch. This is my favourite bird shot so far of yours. Remarkable honey!

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evlahos said...

so cute little felow

Dragonstar said...

I think you must paint your window with bird-attractant, just so you can get these gorgeous photos! Your one-handed macro has worked well.

RuneE said...

Impressed by your one-handed macro of a bird in the hand! Mus\t have been difficult indeed.

Marie said...

The little siskin is so cute :)
Well done :)

Olivier said...

belles photos, il est tout mignon et il a pas peur.
beautiful pictures, it is cute and he did not fear.

JAMJARSUPERSTAR said...

TOO cute. This little fella is adorable! All puffy and innocent...
Ciao

Scarlet x

Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess and hope it was able to fly away with nothing broken.

Lake Lady said...

Charmed indeed! Even fortunate enough to have a nice manicure when you got the fabulous macro shot! :-) Thank you for sharing again!

Knoxville Girl said...

You are obviously a bird whisperer. No, really, it takes tons of patience to build trust with birds. And your one-handed macro technique turned out some really nice photos.

Humbert Humbert said...

soooo pretty !
nice.

Paulie said...

Now that is some macro shot! It is odd because I would never expect a bird like that to trust humans to land on a hand and just short of a miracle that you could get a shot off to capture for us to see!

laxeylass said...

I think you are a Manx Witch or one of the Fairy Folk. Magical photo.

Carver said...

Amazing shots. I love birds but have never had one in my hand like that. I appreciated your visiting my blog.

April said...

I wonder and I'm glad that the little bird lives. Last time a bird flew against my kitchen window I found it dead a day later.

Very nice that the bird finds shelter on your hand.

Katney said...

You have a wonderful touch with the birds. It is a special gift.

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds "Louis" of the 'Far Side' cartoon drawn by Garry Larsen showing a bird bouncing off a window, the caption being 'Bird discovers the phenomenon of windows'.

Cartoon aside, "Louis" found these photos to show a real tenderness - and "Louis" was struck by how the bird's expression in the first photo shows an uncommon trust. The bird seems to know it is very vulnerable, but also very safe with you.

Mme. la Vache really likes birds, so she was delighted with these photos.

"Louis" thanks you for your comments at his Memorial Day post.

John said...

What a great capture! Impressive!

Kelly said...

Beautiful shot! I agree with the bird whisperer comment - you really have amazing luck with photographing them!

quinttarantino said...

Odd enough ... the shot, the nail made of gel and what happened to my old blog!

I didnt change the name, I had to creat a new blog ... my computer was cracked and someone got to know more about me than it should ... one thing was the passwords to my blogs so ... that bucanneer son of his %%#### deletted three of them!

Now the link is http:quinttarantino.blogspot.com and the blog name "lenses & visions".
That's what happened to me!

iBlowfish said...

Wow, bird on your palm. Odd really! Well done.

R&J said...

A bird whisperer...really!

Bibi said...

Awww, that's some cute little birdie. I envy you, holding him like that, and I hope he is happy with your posting wherever he is! Sweet, sweet.

Jackie said...

Wow - amazing that they're so trusting, and you got a great shot even with just one hand!

Jim said...

He looks so little. Nice shot.

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are beautiful birds, and this little fellow is a joy to see. We get great flocks of these in the winter, come spring and summer I rarely see them. I'm sure the colouring and the leaf cover are to blame for that. Great captures and well done ith the testing of the macro.

Bergson said...

too cute

cheer

Ken said...

Great shot. Reminds me of saving chipmunks from the pool.

Ms. Hays said...

I have to agree w/ dot... I can't imagine having a bird sit in my hand. That's a very nice shot! I also like the pic of the butterfly, I don't think I'd ever be able to get a shot of one, like you said, must be the warmer weather or something. You're quick!
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raf said...

Ah, so that's a siskin. Lovely post, Babooshka! Animals seem to sense when a helping hand is extended their way and it seems as if they have your number. Thanks for sharing all your feathered friends with us.

Stacey Huston said...

How wonderful.. thank you for taking the time to make sure that they are ok and safe while they recover

The D in D & T said...

Totally adorable!

Dusty Lens said...

Birding and photography are a perfect match. Cute littel bird, I'm sure he had a horrible headache for a while. Must have been a joy to help him recover.

Luke said...

amazing capture!

LeenaM said...

This post made my day! Thank you!
Photos are excellent and most excellent is your saving process!

Chuck Pefley said...

Hmm, people run when they see you with a camera but birds sit on your hand? Strange indeed. Lovely photo. I trust this little fellow was house broken ... :)

Blognote said...

Lovely and beautiful photos! Thanks Babooshka!

ananda.tashie said...

I love birds, and this shot is magically beautiful. :)

• Eliane • said...

Aww, I love how "round" he is!

the teach said...

Marvelous Odd Shots, babooshka! Such great close-ups of a sweet little bird. :D

crittoria said...

What a cute little birdie! And so trusting to stay on your hand while you fumbled for the camera!! You definitely have the touch. Great photos!!

Jilly said...

Fabulous shots!

Musings said...

This is totally amazing!

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