02 Feb From Nothing to Something | Feb 2016
From Nothing to Something
This morning went from nothing to something.
After an hour I had taken only 20 photos, most of which were test photos, experimenting with camera settings to obtain correct exposures.
I’ll admit that I was beginning to feel a bit discouraged. After visiting each of my hot spots, I had found no birds.
Then suddenly, a Bewick’s Wren landed on a nearby branch and began singing.
Click. (Thank you)
Then just as suddenly, it flew away.
This illustrates an important point in bird photography: There is always something.
We just need to keep going until we find it.
Or as often happens, until it finds us.
We might call that being lucky.
Which brings us to an even more important point: We increase our chances of good luck finding us when we are working to find it.
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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