a rare fiery flash
eager for a striking pic
hopefully next time
The camera is set and ready to capture a bird in flight.
I anticipate its takeoff and start continuous shooting,
hopeful and excited that, finally, I got the shot I wanted!
Darn! I cut it’s head off!
(Has this ever happened to you?)
This bird is a male Red-shafted Northern Flicker, which resides in western North America. It is a member of the woodpecker family. Their outer coloring is mostly neutral, but they are red under their tail and underwings. The males have a red moustache. They are stunning when they take off, with their vibrant flashes and flickers of red from their underwings. Although I have been able to get some good bird flight shots, I’m still working on getting some of the Flicker. They are quite skittish compared to most of the other birds around here. Practice, practice, practice!
This image is a combination of two photos taken in sequence using continuous shooting. I thought that the trees in the background in the original photos were distracting so I used a texture to soften them.
After a long absence by me, this is for the “Tagged” letter challenge (Tagged “F” Challenge) by Frizztext, to share a short story or reflection, even an aphorism using a word tagged with each letter of the alphabet.
Texture used is Kim Klassen’s “Havana”