Out of Focus



I was aiming for the little guy on the left. 


Totally missed Mr Waldo. Do you see him?  (bank-right side)  He blends well!


Go away, camera lady.



I think this is a Green Winged Teal, but I'm not sure.
He kept  flying to the other end of the pond 
every time I got ready to take his picture, so I didn't 
ever get a clear shot of him.
   

32 comments:

  1. actually the first two photos are really pretty even without the focus on the wild life...

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  2. That is birds for you. Ungrateful little blighters.

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  3. The birds and ducks just do not like sitting still for the camera.. They must be shy.. I found WALDO..pretty duck. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post today.! I wish you and your family a happy New Year! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Wow, he does blend in well! I'm not a duck ID expert. I'm familiar with what we have locally, but ducks can be like sparrows and hawks when it comes to ID.

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  5. i like those creamy butts. :) very pretty ducks.

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  6. The nerve of some birds! I had similar problems a couple days ago when I was trying to take photos. My camera has very good zoom, but sometimes I wish it were a little better!

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  7. I was so liking the reflections, didn't think to look for anything else, so I'm glad you pointed him out. Lovely muted shades all over. Jean.

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  8. You did better than I've been able to do. Lately, I can't even seem to capture things that are being still!

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  9. I have the worst luck with wildlife photography. So these here are actually great luck, when compared with me. :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. Lovely pond reflections! I think I see Mr. Waldo.. :)
    Good Afternoon Terri!

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  11. It was worth it to finally get a focus on the bird. It takes a lot of bad photos sometime to get the result that you want.

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  12. I took it for a teal right away, can't tell really. They are a sweet duck!

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  13. Yep, it's teal. I love the photos...And the wake it created in the water. Beautiful images.

    Thanks for sharing your link today at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  14. These guys like to give you practise. I'll have to wait to practise until you send them back in the spring.

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  15. The elusive Green Winged Teal. :-)

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  16. He does blend in very well. I'm sure that's a handy skill to have when you're a bird.

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  17. You did alright camera lady. : )

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  18. Hi Terri, nature is wonderful at giving out her camouflage colors. Enjoyed the photos, thank you. Happy New Year :)

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  19. Cute fellow. I guess he was a little camera shy.

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  20. The reflections do look really nice though.

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  21. Thank you for your visit and kind comment.

    nice series bird photos, well taken, out of focus, but still nice to see these pictures

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  22. Yes, he's Green-winged Teal a little different to our Eurasian Teal but just as attractive.

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  23. heerlijk om nu buiten te zijn en dan zulke reflekties te kunnen waarnemen.

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  24. That Teal really didn't want any part of being Internet fodder. Maybe he is wanted in another state.

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  25. it is all about the moment and those wonderful memories!!!!

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