Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Entertainment Courtesy of the White Tailed Kites

** To see the photos with less blur, please click on the first one and then advance with arrow.  Just looking at the gallery all at once here shows them blurrier than they are **

Every morning and evening white tailed kites fly around our deck screeching.  The pair of kites had babies recently and the babies are huge. We think there are three babies and think they’re still learning how to master flying as sometimes they look kind of shaky in the air.  Every day they’re improving though and I often wonder how long they’ll be around once they are able to hunt for themselves.  The babies are the ones with a rust-colored chest.  The ones without the rust-colored chest are the adults.

Check out the acrobatic shots…such as they are.  It wasn’t that easy to get sharp shots especially since my 300mm lens isn’t the fastest.  All images are aggressively cropped and shot at ISO 640.   I have a lot to learn about shooting birds but it’s fun trying.  Please pardon the blur.   (The second to the last shot shows some finches and a hummingbird.)



Sailing and a Tune

Thank you to Gavin of Noir for reminding me of this beautiful song by Rod Stewart (video embedded below).  I originally posted a sailboat on my flickr and redid it for my blog here to be more in keeping of this song.  I hope you enjoy it during a quiet Saturday morning. 🙂

Sailing and a Tune

Sailing and a Tune


Survivor TV Show – Audition Video

I have a friend who is hoping to be on the American TV show, Survivor.   Recently we were talking about her trying out and I ended up making this video for her out of photos and clips she had.  We also did a couple insertions of some video I took of her on my Sony A7.

The video was made in iMovie which is inherent software on my Mac.  It was so fun to do!   Check it out.  It’s only two minutes.  She would be perfect for it.  Pray she gets picked!!   (Wisti ok’d my posting of this video.)