This morning I took a break from furniture refinishing/painting and went over to El Dorado Park with my husband. I figured I could bring my camera gear and do a little bird photography (one of my favorite things to shoot…with a camera that is) 🙂 while the Mr. did a little fishing. El Dorado Park in Long Beach, CA is a favorite place of mine to do bird photography, especially Western Bluebirds and Birds of Prey. I’ve always been fascinated with birds, ever since I was about 9 years old when I read book after book and pretty much memorized every bird in the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Southern California Birds-Western Region. As I grew older, I never lost interest in birds, I grew more fond of them as I aged especially with a newfound passion, photography. I always say, my favorite photo subjects are children, flowers, birds and pretty much anything related to nature.
Anyways, today was a bit overcast with mottled grey skies and a few patches of blue. The lighting wasn’t the best, but I did take a few share-worthy photos (and actually one is my new favorite bird photo).
Here are some Western Bluebirds frolicking in the Maple Trees. I even managed to face my fear of Yellow Jackets and get some photos of them on a flowering bush. Enjoy! 🙂