Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Photos - Birds on a Wire

One of the things I was looking forward to doing in September (here's the complete list) was taking photos of birds sitting together on a wire and I finally got my chance.  

Over the past few weeks, as I was driving to and from work, I often noticed large flocks of birds sitting cozily on a wire or swirling overhead.  It would drive me crazy because there I would be in the car admiring the birds while my camera was sitting at home.  I finally got smart and started taking my camera with me every day just in case.   I was rewarded this week, when I stopped at a red light, to see these birds sitting together on a wire.   I quickly snapped some photos while the light was red and was smiling all the way to work.  Of course, I played around with the photos a bit on Picnik as well.

I'm often extolling the benefits of using Picnik, an on-line photo-editing program, on your photos (see here and here), so I thought I would throw in one photo to show the before-and-after shots.

If you see a crazy woman at a stop light rubbernecking at the birds and snapping photos, please just smile and wave at me!


  1. Great photos! I especially like the third one.

  2. I'm right with you crazy woman...I love looking at birds on the wire! Great photos.
    The last town i lived in when out for a walk i saw a bunch of white doves on the wire!!! So beautiful and totally rare!

  3. Good for you Grace! I love the second's truly wonderful! Have a great weekend! Angie xo

  4. Happy Friday and great photos, how fun to have the birds line up like that for you

  5. I feel so much better knowing that I'm not the only person who sits in the car watching birds on wires!! Have you ever noticed that when an additional bird flies in and lands on the wire, the current birds scoot over and make room for him ... and they get arranged all evenly again?