I've been photographing birds for about seven years now and the results of my endeavors had been pretty much random in terms of poses made by my subjects. Until last Saturday, February 12th. My wife and I, along with fellow bird photographers Ralf Nabong and Peter Ting, went to Bangkong Kahoy first then had lunch and more birding at Villa Escudero. Looking at my photographs when I got home I noticed a curious pattern. Many of the birds that I got pictures of were looking directly at me. Birds from both places, I should add, a bit emphatically.