I’m sitting here in my gazebo when I see these two cardinals zoom in and out of the Jessamine Vine.
When I get up to take a closer look, Frank flies away, but Helen keeps feeding her babies. Of course being the momma, her coloring blends in with the foliage, so it’s harder for me to get a great picture. Actually, I’ve only got my iPad, so the quality is what it is.
Because of his beautiful red feathers, I REALLY want a picture of Frank, but every time I get up for a closer look he flies away! (scaredy cat). So I decide to wait. I stand there with my iPad pressed against the screen waiting for Frank to come back. I wait and wait and wait. I don’t move a muscle or turn my head or scratch my nose. I wait.
Then I see him! He’s checking things out. Frank flies over to the feeders to pick up some food for the fam. I hear him fly around the gazebo and lands in a nearby tree. Ouuuu…I just know he’s coming home!
Of course, I’m not tall enough and too lazy to get the tall ladder, so I’m standing on a chair, reaching my arms up and randomly taking pics. Not too bad for not seeing what I’m doing, huh?
Wow. I certainly have more respect for professional photographers who really capture the beauty and awesomeness of nature. I only stood there for about 10 minutes, but the anticipation was crazy. My hats off to them all!
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