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… birds. Yes, there I was on August 21 at the drive-up window of a bank in my neighborhood when I noticed a couple of birds on the hedges just ahead of me on my left, adjacent to the bank’s reflective windows. I pulled forward a little to be alongside the birds and I kept my car window up in hopes that its tinting would keep the birds from seeing me inside. Then I reached for my iPhone*, put it up against the car window, and took three pictures, of which this was the best. Whether anyone inside the bank was looking out and watching me do that, I don’t know; I couldn’t see inside the bank because its windows were too dark and reflective (and they also made my car, which is pure white, come out gray in this photograph). After this third picture I lowered the car window to see if I could get a clearer shot of the closer bird, but it got spooked and flew away, followed by the other bird. Their dark reflections went with them.

As I’ve said several times in this blog, I rarely include human elements in my nature pictures, but once in a while I find a reason to make an exception.


* I wonder if the white spot visible in my car’s window was the iPhone 4s’s puny attempt at a flash.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 2, 2012 at 6:16 AM

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