I saw him and grabbed the camera. He flew off the feeder and I was sure I’d lost him. “Come back oh please come back,” I begged. And suddenly, he reappeared on the deck rail. It was nearly dark and my long lens is not fast. Not fast enough to shoot anything clearly when it is already twilight. I took a few pictures anyway before he flew off. By then, it was nearly dark.
When I put the card into the reader, the pictures looked pretty dark and fuzzy, but surprisingly, they were better than they looked at first. glance. Out of 10 shots, three I deleted as too dark, too fuzzy. or both. The rest became pictures and not bad at all. I will be happier when we have more light. They day is very short and by the time the birds come for the last meal which is normally my best time for taking pictures because the sun is not directly in my face, it’s turning dark. Another hour of light would be appreciated.