One of the biggest challenge's in taking photographs is learning to be patient. This can be even more difficult when one has only a short period of time before having to return to every day life. Today I had an hour while Cool was at choir rehearsal. I decided to take a walk on the pathway behind the Rockyview General Hospital. As I was walking behind the hospital I saw a bird feeder covered with chickadees. I tried to edge closer but as I did they became spooked and flew of. Sill I was determined to get a shot so I moved in close with the iPhone, held it up and framed the feeder then remained perfectly still.
It took about 10 minutes and I am sure people walking the path were amused watching me as I stood there. However I was determined and sure enough the birds came back and I was able to snap the following three images. Afterwards I brought the files in to Snapseed where I cropped it and then used the center focus to darken the edges slightly. The first of these was my choice for my Instagram 366 photo of the day.