Monday, 28 May 2012

The early bird catches the worm................................... but not a sharp image

I took these images a couple of weeks ago while at Haydn's Pool.

 It was a wet morning and between showers I was joined by this little Blackbird foraging in the soft ground. 

I was enjoying the company and casually clicking the shutter to get some memories of the day rather than images to share.

I should have been paying a bit more attention.

If I had I would have had the bird in focus when it found a worm...
...and started to tug!

It would have been an image worth sharing alone... if only the worm had been in focus.
A lesson learnt...always expect the unexpected.


World Bird Wednesday LXXX

21 comments:

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

LoL... hey, at least you captured the moment! They still look great. If that worm were in my yard it would be fried..it's that hot here!

Sandra said...

we can see the worm and how hard he is tugging, so no problem with the little bit of blur.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Clear or blurry.. A wonderful series!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Its the moment to capture for you too keep. If you are able to share them all the better.

Have a great week

Shaun Valleys ShutterBug

Bob Bushell said...

It's hard work, great images.

Sondra said...

haha this is super!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Blur or not, this is a once in a lifetime shot. Awesome. My mind now goes to the old cartoons where the worm snaps free from the ground and slaps the bird in the beak and escapes.

Hilke Breder said...

Lovely series, Drew. Wonderful that last image with the bird's feet positioned showing how much she's straining.

Bitch said...

Ah, yes, a bird.. never standing still!!
But we enjoy!!!

Pantherka said...

Great shots ... beautiful.

mick said...

Great action photos - even if they are not as sharp as you wanted!

Johnny Nutcase said...

Great series! Nice action shots with the worm, cool!

Gary said...

You have no idea how many shots I've missed either not paying attention or with no camera. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Adam Jones said...

Nice shots Andrew.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots. I had to laugh at what Sinbad's comment.

heyBJK said...

Those are still very cool shots, Andrew! I've watched a lot of our robins snatching worms, but I've never seen one that stubborn. It looks like he's pulling on a rubber band.

NatureStop said...

Cool shots...enjoyed them :)Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Shantana

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Those weren't in focus? At least one of your devoted fans would never have noticed ;>) I love the shots.

JM said...

Fantastic sequence!

Liz said...

Still a great moment captured Andrew! I do understand coming home with what could have been a great shot if only a certain aspect was in focus. You did manage to capture a great moment though. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Those are great pictures. Never seen a bird tug at a worm. Awesome!