Saturday, January 16, 2021

The Beauty of Birds Part 4

This post contains some of my favorite bird photos Jake got over the years. 


A Ring-billed Gull, either taking off or landing. When I look at this picture, I see angel wings. It is one of those times when everything came together to create a perfect shot.




The male Eastern Bluebird is working hard to help keep his family fed.




Was this a lucky shot or skill? I know that Jake had a lot of skill as a photographer, but this was absolutely perfect timing.



A friend of mine had called to say that her blooming Apricot tree was filled with birds. Jake and I went there and were thrilled to find many warblers in that tree. Here is just one of Jake's many shots, this being a Cape May Warbler.



Forgive me, please. I know this is not a bird, but because I'm featuring favourites, this one had to be here. 



Again, not a bird, but probably one of those moments that will stay with me forever. We were hiking at the Pembina Valley, came around a bend in the trail and were greeted with this sight. Bambi was motionless, except that we could see his sides moving just a little as he breathed.
Multiple pictures and a hushed moment to absorb the beauty of this moment and on we went.



Jake had so many interests and observing the stars was definitely one of them. This is a long exposure, showing how the earth rotates.

 

The above photo is a teaser for what will come in the next blog post.
Be sure to check back in a few days.

To God be the Glory!

17 comments:

  1. it's just a wonderful way to pay homage to jake, he had such talent. even though all are gorgeous and show great talent, the first is my favorite!!!

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  2. "Angel wings" is magnificent!!
    That's a wall hanger for sure.
    Sue

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  3. I have never seen a photo like this, showing the earth's rotation! The Gull really does look like an angel! They are all gorgeous shots, and the Warbler shot is really stunning.

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  4. Oh my these photos are all awesome. WOW. My favorite it the perfect timing of the red winged blackbird.

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  5. Oh such wonderful photos, Ruth! I love them all. That angel winged one is perfect, however!! Amazing. Please keep sharing. These are wonderful. Jake certainly had a good eye and a steady hand on that camera!!

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  6. These are all wonderful photos - the gull wings reminded me of angels, too. Jake had an amazing ability to capture those special moments. Looking forward to your next post.

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  7. Picture perfect photos. Any of these would look beautiful framed and hanging..

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  8. Wow, what a talent! These photos look so recent. It would be nice to have a bit of background on Jake, the guy behind the camera.💖

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  9. Oh my oh my!! You and your photography tribute of your husband's work just keeps me speechless! My two favorites are the red-winged blackbirds & CM warbler on the blossom.

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  10. Wow! Each one of these photos is exquisite. I can't pick out a favorite -- I like each one more than the previous one.

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  11. Great photos! That redwinged blackbird was caught so perfectly in landing!

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  12. You found the perfect way to bring Jake into the future with you, in your heart and on your blog. Wonderful!

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  13. Oh, I can almost feel holding my breath when finding the fawn! All the shots are wonderful. And that first one is absolutely superb!

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  14. Jake took very beautiful photos, Ruth. I do agree that the seagull's pose looked like angel wings in flight, and the action shots of the birds were so crystal clear. Fawns often are left alone by their mothers for a longer time as they are born without a scent and it is safer for them to be hidden from predators. This one looked so precious.

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  15. Wonderful shots by Jake! That fawn is a delight.

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  16. always a fan of bird photos ...but that little fawn so cute. what a precious moment. great views. ( ;

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Ruth