Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Birds in the Park

I usually never luck out with birds or any other wildlife photography. They just don't seem to be around me, when I have the camera with me, and on the other hand, they show up when the 6D isn't around. But I lucked out this time!

I had my camera with me, because I was just leaving the house to go for a shoot, when I saw these pigeons in the small park. Within seconds I was with them (maybe even leaving my car unlocked in the parking lot). They were probably eating breadcrumbs someone left for them, so I was able to get up close.

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There were some crows with the pigeons. The crows were waiting on the sidelines, ready to jump in.




A happy bunch, having lunch.


A small sound disturbed them, and off they went. Thankfully, not to far away.



The park in the sun of the afternoon.


I do realize that pigeons don't count as wildlife, but indulge me. :)
I was finally able to get some decent shots of birds!


What is your patience when it comes to wildlife photography?
Do you take photos of birds often?

Thank you for visiting.

44 comments:

  1. I only get bird pics when I go to the beach or river which i don't do often. i love number 7 pic, the bird in the lift off position looks like and Angel with wings... I have many happy memories of flocks just like this in the park in Savannah when I was a child. we used to buy a big bag of peanuts for a nickle and feed them.

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  2. Who said Pigeons were not wildlife? Now I usually have my camera with me however as soon as I put it to my eye, the birds fly. I can't tell you how many time this happened to me on holidays! I love this park and the tree they were having lunch in. thanks for you comment today. I could not take my eyes off these wonderful Tigers (and on the Lion's - Saturday's post, Snow Leopard's - Sunday))

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    1. I guess I meant that I didn't take the photos in the wild, but in the park instead. In some regards they are wildlife, but these here a quite domesticated, as you can see by the images. They won't fly away if you get close to them.

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  3. I too have never been successful capturing photos of birds. Fun to see your flock.

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  4. Das vierte Foto gefällt mir sehr gut, wie sie hochfliegen. LG

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  5. I am a bird enthusiast as you probably know by now...so this post and your photo shares were a special, sweet, treat for me!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. I know you love birds from your blog!

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  6. We keep hens so I am forever capturing their funny ways. Thanks so much for sharing this sunny post - the weather is very cold today here in UK.
    Denise ABC Team

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  7. Mersad, I bribe wildlife and still fail. Pigeons are wild if you feed them they will come close but they are the devil to catch on camera and worse to catch for tea.

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    1. I guess they are wildlife. I think I meant more that I didn't take the photos in the wild, but in the park :)

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  8. very nice park views, complete with pigeons. :)

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  9. Lovely, fun captures of the pigeons!! Beautiful park, too!! Hope your week is going well, Mersad!

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  10. They left you get really close to them. I don't have much luck with birds either. Usually when I see them I can't get close enough to get decent pics and never have my long lens on.

    Wonderful series Mersad

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  11. Really nice catch! :-)

    (I have a whole album at FB titled "Absolutely Stunning Wildlife Photography" - guess why! ;-) )

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  12. Way to go! - I think the Pigeons qualify as wild-life. My favorite shot here was the "in-flight" shot. I love the greenish colors on the pigeons neck area. Very nice shots.

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  13. Hi Mersad,
    I like your photos of the park and the Doves.
    I am reasonably patient, in terms of taking the time to wait to get a good shot of a bird.
    However, I have some work to do in terms of putting up with mosquito bites :)

    Nice job, as usual!

    Peace :)

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    1. Mosquitoes can be a quite foe when it comes to patiently waiting in the wild. :) Thanks for your visit Chandra.

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  14. Love the last photo especially!

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  15. well i think they count! we don't see many pigeons here but had quite a bunch in ca...i don't go in search of wildlife to photograph, if they happen upon me when i have my camera i get so excited and half the time miss out lol...usually the wildlife i get is in my yard, i'll spot them then go run and get the camera...like a crow (i love crows) vulture, deer :)

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    1. I would love to take some shots of a deer, but unfortunately I don't come across them.

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  16. Great series, Mersad! The pigeons have some beautiful colors..Pretty park! Have a happy Thursday!

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  17. Congrats on the birds! Beautiful colors in these shots! The trees almost steal the show from the pigeons.

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    1. Thanks Brian. This is a really nice park in a residential aria.

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  18. I have taken photos of deer or bison when I see them, but seldom shoot bird pictures. Last spring I did take some photos of Canada geese as they were coming in for a landing.

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  19. This was your lucky day! You were glad you had your camera with you! Great pics or the doves!

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  20. I like the 1st action shot the best!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday

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  21. Absolutely fantastic shots as always Mersad :) I am also like you with my 'wildlife' luck...never seem to find them anywhere :|

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    1. Thanks for your comment Siddharta. But you have amazing travel photos instead!

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  22. Not wildlife, Mersad? When did that come about? You had better luck than I do considering pigeons are daily (and unwanted) visitors in my garden.

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  23. Having a bad case of ADD, birds aren't my thing. I have very little patience! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  24. First of all, love the second shot under the trees. It is a great view point. Second, I've given up on trying to photograph a bird! I never get them either. Way to go!

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  26. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    I am more of a backyard bird photographer and they can be encouraged to stay in one place by putting out birdseed or peanuts. In the wild, I'm not so lucky. At this time of year small flocks of wild turkeys eat leftovers in the farmers' fields but I never seem to coordinate having the telephoto lens on the camera when I see them.

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  27. There sure are a LOT of them!

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  28. Nice shots of them in flight. I try to capture the Ravens we have around here but they are very smart and when I point my camera at them they fly off.

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  29. Love the shots of them flying!
    I take plenty of bird pictures in the winter because I put out feeders. Have to bring them in during the warm months because they draw bears!

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  30. :) Tauben sind auch optimal für Studien, da sie sich wunderbar zutraulich vor der Kamera bewegen, abheben und landen :) nur muss man etwas Geduld haben :). Ich finde wieder die unterschiedlichen Lichtstimmungen Deiner Fotografien faszinierend und wie das Laub darin nun reflektiert wird.

    Liebe Grüße von Senna

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  31. A lovely looking park and pigeons too.

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  32. Wunderschöne Fotos! Ich fotografiere gerne Vögel - Krähen mag ich, die sind aber meistens zu scheu (und mein Zoom nicht gut genug), also hab ich mich eher auf Schwäne und Enten verlegt... :)
    Wünsch dir einen schönen Sonntag!

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  33. Fabulous pigeon shots! I too have a lot of trouble getting bird and wildlife shots. I try but most people blow me away! :-)

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