Cee’s B&W: I am so fly!

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I pick birds as the theme for Cee’s B&W open topic
here are few birds that strike a pose because they  are so fly!

 You see, this is the first time I shot birds. I went for the calm and composed birds because I sure as heck cannot shoot flying ones yet 😀

If you have seen this post, I would appreciate some comments on these
first-time bird snaps.

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Not googling it.

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I am impatient, the calendar has turned to spring and the snow is still coming. I feel like a prisoner. Every decision to go out is like a long drawn out process. While I am captive to this, these birds love the winter. They fly free, tuck themselves in the snow, and eat stuff of it, although I am not sure what they are pecking at.  You can instantly observe the change in their behavior. I am no ornithologist, just happen to observe them every day through the window, I live by a river, right where their habitat is at. Without picking up a book or googling I learned few things like when they get excited, when they start to fly, how they attack each other and so on. It is very small reminder that looking up everything online is not the only way to learn. I read recently this, “we are information rich but starved for knowledge”, I loved this saying because it is true for me, it made think am I learning because I have endless access to content online? Matter of fact, I keep jumping from one link to the next without really absorbing anything. I feel like I have accomplished something by observing these birds over the winter. I had the urges to google what they were doing, but never got to it. Not really my priority to figure out what a goose was up to. Nevertheless, not doing it led me to learn about them over time. A sort of mini enlightenment and I can only hope I don’t go back to thoughtless/ random googling and remember this lesson. One of learning patiently.

Indomitable Spirit: 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge #4

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The human nature to cope and overcome disaster is incredulous. This photo is a reflection of this indomitable spirit... birds flying free and soaring high around the spire of the Freedom Tower. 

The human nature to cope and overcome disaster is incredulous. This photo is a reflection of this indomitable spirit… birds flying free and soaring high around the spire of the Freedom Tower. Long live humanity.

The human nature to cope and overcome disaster is incredulous. This photo is a reflection of this indomitable spirit … birds flying free and soaring high around the spire of the Freedom Tower. Long live humanity.

Inspired to show your monochrome skills? Ask and you shall be nominated for the ‘5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge’. You have to:

1) Post one b/w snap every day for 5 days
2) Ask your friends to join the fun

Of course woot woot to Sukanya for nominating me!