Our crazy Dallas winter rolls on; 80 degrees last week and bone-chilling temps the next! Funny what gusting winds that turn a chilly 43 degree morning into "feels like 20 degrees" will do to best laid plans. The client decided early on that it was just going to be too darn cold for a session on Wednesday and after my outing to photograph birds at the Coppell Biodiversity Education Center, I couldn't agree more! Holy cow it was cold!
With that rescheduling, I needed to find an alternate subject for the week 9 theme in the Pet Photography 52 Week Challenge, "details". I had read in our little home town weekly paper, the Citizens Advocate, that February 26th was the last day of the "Coffee with the Birds" events at the Center. How did I miss that prior to now? I love to photograph everything, but especially animals. Ding, ding, ding, we had a winner! While not pets, these wild birds certainly have a lot of detail so off I went (the free coffee was a bonus!).
I spent about 40 minutes outside and when I couldn't feel my fingers anymore, I headed inside for a cup of coffee and to photograph through the glass. As soon as I went inside, the number of birds at the feeders the Center had set up, tripled. I got some nice images and spent the last 15 minutes trying to capture of an image of a bird in flight; that is really hard, they are so fast!
I hope you don't mind my stretching the concept of "pet photography" this week and enjoy this little moment of nature from Coppell, Texas.
Let's see how detailed Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, capturing fun times between pets and their people in Northeastern PA and surrounding areas gets and then continue clicking on the link at the bottom of each post for an around-the-world tour of detailed pet photography. Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.