The campus of the University of York is rich in wild life and occasionally my camera is in the right place at the right time. Today I almost walked past a Tree Creeper just 5 feet away from me, exactly the closest my 300mm lens will focus. The tiny bird watched me watching him and even remained still for about 2 minutes, allowing me the chance of a life time.
Tree Creepers (also known as Tree Mouse) fly to the base of a tree and spiral upwards picking out insects with their narrow pointed beaks.
Panasonic GH2 300mm lens slight crop

I try to make the perfect image, knowing that I can’t and won’t. If I ever did achieve perfection, what would I have to strive for…..?

The best camera is the one you have with you.

I support Butterfly Conservation.

“Butterflies adorn the world and delight the eye”
John Ray (17th century naturalist)

It is not possible with mortal minds to search out the purposes of the gods.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”
—Saadi (1184–1283)

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  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryover 1 year ago

    Now that is sweet beyond words! I love this, Jesika!

  • Thanks, Bonnie. I’ll send you a couple more so you can see why he’s called Tree Mouse! We don’t have the Roseate Spoonbill, but I think you’d delight in our tiny garden birds.

    – jesika

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Hi Jes..
    At any rate, a well-composed and pleasing shot!

  • Thank you so much, John, but the little poser, a most cooperative birdie, made this possible after years of trying.

    – jesika

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 1 year ago

    a lovely shot J ,he’s very sweet :-)

  • They are delightful little birds, Trudi, many thanks.
    It’s good to “see” you again

    – jesika

  • MikeSquires
    MikeSquiresover 1 year ago

    Lovely photograph of a beautiful little bird.

  • A lovely “little brown bird” indeed, thank you Mike.
    Any idea how Hilmians got their name?

    – jesika

  • dilouise
    dilouiseover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Jesika, these birds are fascinating to watch.

  • You could get dizzy watching them, couldn’t you, chasing around trees, trying to get a clear shot? I was so very, very fortunate with this one until he started climbing.
    Thank you

    – jesika

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture Jesika – certainly is a beautiful little bird – haven’t seen any around this area for quite some time – Mattie x

  • There are several on campus and I suppose if I ever venture to the new, HUGE campus, I’ll find even more.
    Thanks, Mattie, xx

    – jesika

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image,….

  • Thank you, I’m so pleased you like it, but it’s a wonderful subject, which always helps! LOL

    – jesika

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    STUNNING capture Jess. Certainly is a beauty. I saw a Goldcrest twice today in my 1000 acre estate. xx

  • Thank you, Richard. You know I’m envious, a Goldcrest…wonderful, I saw one yesterday with the Siskin.
    I hadn’t realised your estate was so tiny, I thought you owned Devon, Dorset and the bits of Cornwall Prince wotsis face didn’t!

    – jesika

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 1 year ago

    Sorry to mislead you, but the 1000 acres is just my smallholding. LOL. x

  • That explains it,

    – jesika

  • pcfyi
    pcfyiover 1 year ago

    very well done!

    Featured 3-27-13

  • Thank you so much. I’ve been frustrated by my inability to get a close shot of these little birds for years, this was a very special opportunity and I’m delighted with the results

    – jesika

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