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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Photos Challenge Day 5 - From a Low Angle

30 Day Good Photos Challenge, Day 5 - From a Low Angle

Every year the robins build their raggedy nests in the viburnum in front of the house. To get this "from a low angle" I had to position a stepladder underneath and then climb it backwards to shoot from below. I'm amazed that the nest stays put through the nesting season. It doesn't seem that securely positioned from below.

By the way, I never thought of photography as an extreme sport but might have to change my opinion! When positioning the ladder to get this shot, I pinched my fingers in the hinge. Ouch! In about a week I may be sharing photos of black 'n blue fingernails, I fear. . .


Sayre said...

First of all - OUCH! Those pinchy injuries really hurt!

Second - Love this picture. Like you, I don't see how some of these nests stay up. We've got a largish one in the tree just beyond our fence line that's been there through amazing wind for the last two years.

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...I love it Faye...this is a great shot. Its funny what we will do to get the perfect photo. Sometimes I think the neighbors think I am crazy because I am laying flat on my belly in the grass trying to get a shot of a flower or bug or grass! You are getting lots of practice for your big trip!