Friday, August 21

Minor Invasion

A little flock of even littler bushtits landed in the birch trees outside the dining room window after dinner. These diminutives flitter, flutter and add some acrobatics to their feeding routine. They'll stick to the side of a tree looking for insects and spiders or hang upside down examining the back of leaves.

My 200mm lens is hardly the best bet when shooting through this window. And with midget birds in trees, manual focusing is a must. I've done it enough to know you have to take 50 pictures to get 5 that are close to being in focus. There's also the fun of gently sliding your long lens between the open wood shutters without scaring the little guys, although when they came through the last time, I was able to get withing 5 feet of them in the backyard without spooking them.

So if someone would like to get me a new Nikon D90 and a fast f2.8 long zoom lens, they will be amply rewarded with some truly wonderful birdy pictures!

Jesus tells us, "Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 6:25-26.

"Therefore do not worry , saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:31-34

Lord, increase our faith!

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