My very favorite bird call is that of a junco. If you are not familiar with their song you can check them out a The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds.
We have a tree in our backyard that is popular with juncos. There has been a junco singing in that tree every summer for as long as I can remember. I love, love, love listening to it sing on a gentle, sunny morning.
At this point in time, I would love to show you some of my fantastic photos of juncos.
But I can't.
Because I don't have any.
I am a failure as a wildlife photographer!
For the most part, if it is an animal that moves, I don't have a picture of it. Simple really.
It is a family joke that, if we want an animal to go away, I just have to take out my camera.
In fact, I could be the most useful moose-dispersal system on the island! Of course, I can't cover off the entire island at once but I would be only to happy to offer some of my DNA to the local scientific community. Maybe they could use it to develop a spray?
So, instead of showing you my great junco pictures I decided to instead show you some photos of my family making our own kind of music at a recent sing-song.
I wanted to experiment with photos in very low light conditions. These were taken around 2 am (!!) with just one tungsten light in the room and no flash. I had the ISO bumped up to 6400. I removed the noise in Lightroom but wound up adding a bit of grain to some of them afterwards, because I liked the effect.
I wonder if the juncos were listening to us at 2 am?
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