08 Mar Bird Photography
This photo reminds me that there is more to bird photography than owning a camera.
Because birds are wild creatures. So none of them wake up planning to pose on an exposed branch with a nice background.
Thus much depends upon luck. And luck depends upon paying attention. And paying attention is useful only if we act on opportunities when we find them.
For example, I went out recently to take photos of hummingbirds. But on the way to a large Aloe in bloom, I noticed birds were moving about in a tree near a small stream.
So I stopped there. Then I spent over an hour taking almost 500 photos of different birds as they hopped from branch to branch.
Suddenly, briefly, this Townsend’s Warbler landed on a branch at the edge of the tree.
And fortunately I was able to act quickly enough to take this photo.
Notice that none of these steps have anything to do with the make or model of a camera.
In fact, this photo found me.
And that’s how luck works: Sometimes the best parts of life find you.
All you have to do is show up.
PS: See a photo of a hummingbird in the Aloe in: Grateful for Gifts
Help Birds Tip
Go for a walk. Or sit in your yard. And invite someone to join you.
Because spending time outside leads to better health, greater happiness, and deeper serenity.
And then, maybe more people will appreciate the importance of taking care of Nature, which will help birds.
Want to know more about birds at risk? See my article: Endangered Birds