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Flying.....Not So Impressed



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8 Comments | Report
Melamonkey
 
Melamonkey August 11, 2015
They look like two grumpy old men :)
mcphoto2bug PRO
 
mcphoto2bug September 14, 2015
Great shot! Love the feathers on their heads.
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay September 14, 2015
Thanks, these two entertained me that whole afternoon as they were learning to fly.
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon October 03, 2015
Congratulations on your award! I love this grumpy pair!
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay October 03, 2015
Thanks the award just made my day! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and for your support. It is greatly appreciated! Happy shooting! :)
anitaselvog
 
anitaselvog October 03, 2015
Beautiful! How lucky to have these two drop in on you so you could capture their fun afternoon. (You must not have any cats around...ha ha).
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay October 03, 2015
Thanks for your thoughtful comment, it is much appreciated and yes, we were quite fortunate to have these two entertain us that whole afternoon. Thankfully our cats did not bother with them.
thunderlake
 
thunderlake October 03, 2015
Excellent in every way - Congratulations!!
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay October 03, 2015
Your very kind, thank you! :)
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 March 02, 2016
Great capture! These two little guys are so cute with their grumpy looks. My husband and I call robins "birds with attitude" because they frequently look so annoyed.
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay March 03, 2016
Hi MaryAnne, thank you for your comment! your so right these guys do look grumpy and look like they are birds with attitude. Thanks again and happy shooting! :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 09, 2016
Great capture! Congrats.
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay July 10, 2016
Thank you so much! Have a great day! :)
debhall PRO+
 
debhall July 09, 2016
Congrats on your people's choice award!
elainezammitduguay
elainezammitduguay July 10, 2016
Thank you so much, I am thrilled to have been selected. Thanks again and have a great day! :)

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in our backyard, in southern Ontario, Canada.
Time
This shot was taken early in the afternoon.
Lighting
It was all natural light on a beautiful sunlit spring day.
Equipment
I just used my Canon T2i to take this shot.
Inspiration
We call these our miracle birds. Because after spending the past 9 days in the hospital with my mother in-law as she slipped away to cancer. We came home on the 9th day exhausted and grieving the loss of such a lovely lady. We went into our backyard to find these two babies learning how to fly. My mother in-law would have loved the show these two cuties put on for us, as she had a yard filled with bird feeders and spent many hours enjoying the birds, squirrels and whatever other woodland creatures that found their way into her yard. My husband and I who were both so exhausted, but yet welcomed the distraction of these two little robins, it was almost as though my mother in-law had sent them to us, to give us a bit of joy that day.
Editing
I did do a little enhancing with Lightroom 2, nothing major, just a tweak here and a tweak there.
In my camera bag
I typically carry my Canon T2i, T3i and a Canon Powershot (waterproof camera), a Canon Speedlite Flash and my Canon EFS 10-18mm, 55-250mm and a 18-55mm lenses. I also try to have 3 extra charged batteries for the cameras, spare batteries for the flash, water spray bottle, and cleaning clothes for the lenses.
Feedback
My advice is just to always enjoy your surroundings, because there is always something of beauty or interest to be captured.

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