Songbirds - Ryan Taylor

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Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

Sugarcreek Metropark, Centerville, Ohio

“Nature is not tailored to man. It exists for itself.” - John Smelcer

Bill Yeck Park for me is a prime example of how a location can be a lot larger than expected. The winding trails take you through dense woods featuring many sycamores amongst others. There are several stone crossings over the Sugar Creek. And in the case with this photo, there is a wide encompassing prairie from which songbirds fly to and from the surrounding woods.

Wildlife photography is very much about patience. I stood here observing birds flying to and from this brush on the side of the trail before ever pressing the shutter. Song Sparrows, Carolina Chickadees, and Tufted Titmice such as this image would flit back and forth to forage.

I absolutely love the perspective this image brings: the way the Titmouse is curiously looking down. Then there's the pleasing green background which helps add a nice tinge of color to the earthtone greys and browns of the foreground. Overall, a lovely capture of a fascinating songbird.

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