This photo was the reason I wasn't going to participate. The only birds I've seen around lately are crows. Still I was willing to give it a try, especially when I read that I could show the birds interacting. Crows interact a lot.
Then they got very angry with me and bombed my house, which was a nasty kind of interaction. I kid you not. John had to go out there in the rain and wash the house down. I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I had been out there with them. As it was, the photo was taken through the window and came out terribly. I'm blaming the crows. They are highly agitated, up-tight birds who never stay still.
PicMonkey provided the color focus (highlighting the interaction) and the raindrop texture. I provided the terrible photography.
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Wait a minute! I have had some relatively decent bird photos on the blog. Let's see, there was the *eagle* I found perched in the treetop. PicMonkey's weave in textures helped him a bit.
Then there was the *chickadee,* my personal favorite. I used the auto adjust at PicMonkey. The bokeh was my own.
Finally, I had a little *cowbird...*
The Orton Effect at PicMonkey really made his colors pop.
So the moral of this story is that
Thanks, Donna. My thinking has been stretched again. I've learned that I can use my car as a blind for taking photos of birds, that I can lure them in with food, and that I should focus on their beady little eyes.
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