“No Daddy!!! those birds are mean!!!”
I know I didn’t get around to posting a photo last night, but I’m posting two photos today. Chris and I headed down to one of the lakes here in Lakeland to feed all the birds. When we all got down there we were almost immediately swarmed by the large swans. At first, Makayla thought that was pretty cool… but after a few of the swans nipped at her in an effort to get her bread, she was DONE. She was fine taking small pieces of bread and throwing it out to the birds in the water, but the birds that were on land she wanted no part of.
Honestly, they weren’t biting that hard at first… but they got more and more aggressive the longer we were there. I was standing amongst all the swans (nearly ten of them on the land) just taking photos, and they were nipping at my pants and hands – and I didn’t have bread. Crazy.
Camera Info: 1/800 second, f/3.5, roughly 18mm, ISO=100 – hand held, 18-70mm 3.5 (kit) lens.
no flash – natural light. cloudy day.
“The Hog Whisperer”
After heading over today to pick up MiCTLaN (and after our fun with the birds), we headed over to “Smoke on the Water” – a BBQ contest for the Winter Haven Boys and Girls club. The temp was dropping and the wind was really blowing by the time we made it over there. We stayed for a bit and enjoyed a bit of BBQ and cornbread too. While walking around, I saw this beast! And the name made me chuckle. =)
Also, the BBQ from this was ok. Not what I expected to look at this beast. Chris has always told me that when they look this “dirty” they put out better food. lol. Oh, well.
Camera Info: 1/60 second, f/4.5, roughly 70mm, ISO=100 – hand held, 18-70mm 3.5 (kit) lens.
no flash – natural light. cloudy/windy day.