So for Christmas, I got this 55-210 telephoto lens, and I've been fooling. My beloved SIL also got me an online class to learn more about my camera, which I am really excited about. I'm committing to making more space for creativity in this next year, and taking pictures is one of the places where it's easy to play around - no chance I'll break something, or waste something (no film!), or any of the things that can feel inhibiting. Just me, taking the walks I'd take anyway, keeping an eye out. Which I did twice in the last couple of days.
And birds in trees.
This little guy stayed still for me until I'd gotten my shot, then went about his business.
Of course, birds aren't the only ones whom I can see more clearly. This guy posed for me, quite happily:
Next time, trees! What are you playing with these days?