I often come across others with this gift while perusing garden sites like David Perry's, or hanging out at Soliliquy, Hoe & Shovel and Dig This Chick. Their photos are always a delight, and I'm forever pouring over every detail.
Another impressive talent is capturing all the winged visitors that swoop around the garden. Now, I get lucky every so often, and actually get off a shot or two. But it's never anything like what you would see over at Robin's Nesting Place or Thanks For 2 Day. Their images are crisp and colorful. And I swear every bird goes to their gardens just to be photographed by them.
Still, they inspire me to try. Anyway, it wouldn't hurt to practice developing a steady hand. So dear readers, pardon the occasional smattering of fuzzy photos like this Stellar's Jay I caught harassing some other twitterers in the yard.
And this little guy taking a bath in the overflowing rain barrel. Not a beautiful backdrop, but I thought it cute how he would pop his head up as if he were watching me watch him.