Jim Williams has been watching birds and writing about their antics since before "Gilligan's Island" went into reruns. Join him for his unique insights, his everyday adventures and an open conversation about the birds in your back yard and beyond.

Early morning find

Posted by: Jim Williams under Birding equipment Updated: May 31, 2014 - 2:09 PM

This is what can be found, maybe, if you get up and out early in the morning. I took the shot at about 7:30 a.m. That is early for me. Birding was OK, this was better. The doe is looking at me, about 50 yards distant, already one shot in the camera, the loud click of the SLR mirror making her alert. Love the camera, hate the noise. SLR -- single-lens reflex, 35mm format, the image transferred to my eye for framing and focus by a mirror in front of the shutter. Hit the button, the mirror flops up (or down), the shutter moves, the image is caught, the mirror immediately returning to be ready for the next shot. The flop is noisy. 

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