Here is LaFoto again, trying to photograph birds. But birds do not usually want to have their photo taken by LaFoto, despite the fact that her maiden name is "Vogel" which means nothing else but BIRD ... so in fact they should feel RELATED to her!!! But they don't ... not really However there are the starlings in the garden. Usually they are just a little timid and this close is about as close as can be: 1. 2. And then I was busted! 3. Well. Who knows? Maybe it was this very starling who realised I was only just a friendly photographer with the maiden name of "Vogel", for a couple of days later, there was this (or another, but who can tell?) starling in the bush close to the verandah and I crept up with the zoom lens all extended and thought, ha!, this will be the closest I ever get to it! 4. But look: he was POSING there for me!!!! Really and virtually posing, showing me this side and that side --- and I guess he was even SMILING benevolently!!! 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. So - since I am so well into the swing of things ... and you hopefully are, too, hop over to Part 4 which will feature Mr or Mrs Greenfinch ... which will be the last chapter of my long - but hopefully not tiring - saga.