Rear View – Bird Photos

by John Briggs on March 11, 2009

in Bird Photographs, Blog

I am told that I am brutal on deleting photos that I don’t like after a shoot. If it’s out of focus, blown out, too dark, can’t see the eyes, etc. it goes in the recycle bin. On any given outing, I may fill an 8 gigabyte card with 400 photos and keep only 30 to 50 images. It’s just how I am.

Storage of photos is a big concern of mine. I have a 500 gig external HD that is full and a 250 gig HD that is nearing full. These are kept locked in a fire safe along with our other valuables. Once a month I will go through photos that have not been scrutinized and begin the process of elimination. It’s nearing the time that another hard drive is going to be purchased and with that, a larger fire safe.

We though it would be fun to show a few photos that normally would not be included on this site.  I call this series “Rear View”, a look at birds that are facing away from the lens (or have a rear end showing). If you have better captions than I have provided, let’s see them.

All photos may be clicked for a larger view.

Semipalmated Plover | Doing the backstroke

Semipalmated Plover | Doing the backstroke

Blue Jay | Hangin' in there

Blue Jay | Hangin' in there

 

Female Bufflehead | Steaming away

Female Bufflehead | Steaming away

Female Common Eider | Flapping wings

Female Common Eider | Flapping wings

Least Tern | Lookin for fish

Least Tern | Lookin for fish

Long-tailed Duck | Disappearing under the waves

Long-tailed Duck | Disappearing under the waves

Red-tailed Hawk | Gotta look good for the ladies

Red-tailed Hawk | Gotta look good for the ladies

Semipalmated Plover | Watch where you are poking around with that lens!

Semipalmated Plover | Watch where you are poking around with that lens!

 

Happy birding!

 

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