My youngest dog Juni is quite the character. As I was wandering around my house trying to thing of something interesting to shoot “from above” he was getting all squirrely and rolling on the floor barking and playing and pushing off my legs. I wish the silly ones were in focus better, but with a fast-moving target at such close range, without a flash (which I still don’t have) that isn’t going to happen. My part 2 post of the weekly challenge also has some movement issues, but I have yet to capture a swallow in pure focus. I learned at a recent photography seminar, the way to get great shots of birds is with these things: a set-up for the birds (like food, water-pond or habitat, flowers, etc), a blind that you hide in for god knows how long, tripod, and a flash (especially off camera). So, not doing any of those things, I will say, ok, pretty good for using none of those things. Someday I will get a flash. I have a tripod. I usually don’t feel like carrying it. As far as the set up and blind goes….the thought is nice. Only time will tell.