Friday, January 21, 2011
Day 21/365 Bird Garden
I had an AMAZING day! I decided to go to the Botanical Garden today since I was off school for a snow day. I bundled up in long underwear, a snow suit, sweatshirt and coat and headed out. It was absolutely worth it!
I headed to the Garden and was amazed at the beauty of the snow all over everything. Because it's so cold, I think I was one of 3 people out there today. It was so very quiet and calm. I was very happy to get lots of pictures of the beautiful snow on the sites that are so familiar. I was having a wonderful time just walking around in pure peace.
I happened to spot a cardinal when I was in the Japanese garden. I took a quick shot of him but it blurred because I wasn't expecting to see any birds at all, let alone a cardinal. As I walked through the walkway with the slats of wood I saw a ton of birds sitting up in a tree and decided to check it out. To get to the birds, I had to cross a bunch of snow, and I wasn't sure it was even a path. I was sort of afraid that I was trying to cross a little pond or something, but I figured that it wouldn't be that deep even if I did manage to fall in.
Somehow, I think that taking pictures of birds might be the most exciting pictures for me to take. The sheer thrill of capturing one clearly on a camera is much more exciting than taking pictures of flowers, trees, candy, people, etc. I don't get this excited when I take the other pictures! What fun! I'm so happy we had a snow day today, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten to have this experience. I am still freezing and I've been home for 2 hours. I might have to put an electric blanket on to get warmed up again!
EXIF info #1, #2 and #3: T2i, Tokina 100mm lens, f6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, +.7exposure, no flash