Friday, December 12, 2008

Birds, Birds and more Birds!

Midway is one of those special places where the birds have no fear of humans. White Terns flit just above your head, Bonin Petrels occasionally use you to break their plummet at night, Laysan Albatross are fond of untying shoe laces and Red-footed Boobies cruise by to check you out. For a photographer it is a dream... but don't mistake the abundance and willingness of subjects for easy photography! There are times when the birds are so thick it's almost impossible to get a clean background. It takes a bit of ingenuity, a willingness to crawl and a lot of patience but the reward is pretty amazing.


Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I can only imagine the kinds of things your clothing picks up as you crawl around on your belly in a place thick with birds! :)

Rebecca Jackrel said...

Lucky for me the ticks only like the birds!