19 Jan Celebrate Ordinary
We need to celebrate ordinary.
For example, here is a Mourning Dove. It’s a common (ordinary) bird that can be found in most of the United States and Mexico.
Pause a moment to notice the subtle shades of color. The pale blue eye ring. The feather patterns.
And yes, there are more exotic, more colorful, more rare birds.
For most of us, those birds are somewhere else.
And it can be expensive to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, a rain forest, the other coast, or other countries.
So we need to make the most out of what we have nearby.
Consider then, a friendly reminder to celebrate the ordinary beauty that’s in your area. Because it’s easily accessible. It’s always there. And it’s often free.
More so, the common birds in your area may be new (uncommon) birds for someone who lives far from you. And thus others will be impressed (awed maybe) by your photos of the ordinary birds in your area.
So here’s a challenge.
It is: How can you take photos that show scenes everyone sees in ways they have never seen before.
I show how to do this in my Photo Class.
Find out more at: Photo Class
There’s an example of how to celebrate ordinary here:
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation