Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bad bird photo of the week

Count the purple sandpipers!

Careful... they do blend in well with their surroundings. I'm always amazed with their nonchalance as they hunt for food where the rough sea crashes against the rocks. Some even seem to be napping!

10 comments:

KGMom said...

You know, your bad bird photos make my good bird photos look. . .bad.

Susan Gets Native said...

Bleh. Who wants to look at crappy photography like that? Pffft.
:)
What exactly is WRONG with that photo???

cindy said...

18

MevetS said...

Hahahahahaha.

18.

I'm still surprised they didn't fly away.

What's wrong is that the color is all off. Purple? What purple?

NCmountainwoman said...

I think it's a very good photograph. I love watching the shore birds seemingly unconcerned about the crashing waves.

bobbie said...

Gee, I only got to 14. It's kind of a nice photo though. Not so bad as you think.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed and impressed that you got out that far on the slippery rocks to take the picture. Forget the birds' nonchalance -- how wet were you from the splashing waves?

I'm such a beginner birder -- I count only 12 birds.

Heather
Wayne, PA

Dr. Know said...

Well, if you count the decapitated birds, there are 18. And the photo serves only as a reminder for your brain which will recall the event in stunning clairity - so I wouldn't worry too much about quality. I must admit, however, to a certain amount of camera envy while in S.FL and seeing the great shots of barred owls and herons and such taken by those with Nikon 300 digital cameras - sans tripod. Camera geeks. Feh!

Larry said...

I guess I'd better count again-I only saw 16. That would be a pretty good photo in my book by the way.-Okay-I see the other ones now.

Endment said...

It looks so cold.....
Yup --- I wonder - did you get wet?