Monday, January 7, 2008

A real bird today...and a focused dog

Today I have a picture of a real bird. The easy thing about chickadees is that they're not shy and come close enough for you to take their picture. The hard thing about chickadees is that they never perch in one place for long, so you're always shooting a moving target. I'm not happy with the focus on this chickadee photo, but I wanted to show what Baxter is so focused on in the next picture.

Maybe I could have posted his picture alone and said he was posing for an Olan Mills picture, like in the bottom photo here: http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2007/09/great-olan-mills-photos.html

22 comments:

Kristi said...

I first saw the picture of the bird and was like "He should be the Burberry Bird"...perfect colors!!!

cari said...

I love that photo of your dog...my little puppy won't sit still long enough for me to take a photo of her!
Cari

Jess said...

Awww, your doggie is beautiful! Those olan mills photos have got nothin' on him!

And thanks for the laugh, I needed that! ;c)

Margaret said...

Cute dog! So intent on that bird!

Ashley said...

I love the photo of your dog! Super cute!

--sme said...

Great take on the theme--puppy certainly look focused! :)

my photography journey said...

perfect shot of the dog. The focus is dead on

Danielle said...

Your dog is so cute. I love the colors.

Michelle said...

lol! i love the one of baxter. he looks so intense! great job capturing him and the chickadee with the snow.

Nicole - Christian, Wife, Mom & friend said...

Wow you really captured him well. That's great you showed what he was focused on!

Val said...

Love the dog photo. What a cutie!

Martha said...

LOVE that picture of the dog...Great angle!

Mom2Drew said...

Oh, now that's a fun take on the theme...through a dogs eyes. Someone last year did a whole week through her dogs eyes and it was so entertaining.

Yvonne said...

Great picture of the dog!! Loved that expression on his face!!

robin said...

Baxter looks like he is posing perfectly for you here. Great focus! Thanks for the laugh - all those 70's & 80's images sure bring back memories.

Mandy said...

Haha..>I love your comment about the dog. Olan mills?? Nahh...these are so much better.

Gypsy Girl said...

Olan Mills pictures are funny. My dog Lucky so looks like yours. And yes he focuses like that on birds

{Farrah's POTD} said...

ahhh...I love your dog in the snow! Great photos!

Tori said...

What a cute dog! He really is concentrating, isn't he?

Amy said...

Wow, the one of your dog is fabulous!

Stacey said...

SO funny! great shots!

Tomboymama said...

Not sure how I missed your blog this day, :-( so I am commenting now. I love Chickadees and they are quick. Nice job capturing it. Your dog is so pretty and Baxter is a cute name.