It’s in focus. The bird is in the center of the photo. That’s good in my book.
Yes, that bird actually got IDed.
To be fair, not many passerines have that combo of rusty breast + dark back feathers
I need to add this one to the list https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/184831426#activity_identification_38e1c335-fbce-4752-adf7-4b4594b6ed07 Since I’m 90% sure it’s a merlin (there’s a pair of merlins that live there and frequent that tree), but the photos are so bad that people think it might be a Buteo. I would be very surprised if that were the case, but stranger things have happened!
This is one of the worse I have. I always felt that my pictures were bad quality, but after seeing some of the pictures on this topic, I don’t feel as bad.
I was very pleased when this Red Fox went RG. I believe that the red dot in the corner was all my phone camera could pick up from a distant street light.
Looks like a gray fox to me…
Was the fox driving that car coming towards you? ;-)
I ID’ed that one a few months ago, haha. As previously mentioned, robins are very recognizable, and I also have a similar (but worse) RG picture of one of them:
The white ring around the eye is distinctive.
Back then, I wasn’t really focused on getting good photos…
Here’s a new photo. It’s very blurry but it’s easy to identify.
Reminds me of this photo: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/176353658. It’s also of a dark bird in the sky. I saw it in real life very well, but I unfortunately only had my phone on me at the time. It is somehow RG.
A terrible terrible picture:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/186244510 I promise to re-order and put the nice one first if it makes it to RG.
A birb on a branch,
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/185485630 I have hope that someone else than me thinks it can be ID’d at a finer level than “birds”
Last one, because skinks can be funny, a nice rolling shutter effect:
If the photos in this observation aren’t the worst ones I’ve uploaded to iNat, they are at least almost certainly on the top 10 list: https://inaturalist.ca/observations/94077801 .
This was 100% a bear, but I was like maybe 300 feet away from it so my phone was fighting for it’s life to take this picture lmaooo: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/171656478
One time I posted a decoy thinking it was a real duck
I’ve almost done that lol, some of the places in my area have these fake canada geese in the water and I have to take a good long look just to make sure
I have a lot of terrible pictures but the worst one is probably this Turtle Leech, https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/92801467 especially the second image where it looks like I’m pointing at the leech instead of holding back a blade of grass. Also very blurry since my phone camera was not cooperating with me.
This photo could’ve been an amazing macro shot… but it’s out
Might as well be my iNat catch phrase. The smaller you shoot, the more frustrating it gets!