Finding my groove while photographing birds

Anhinga-landing-1I had one of those ahh-ha moments during practice photographing bif’s this past week. The stress I’d felt when I first began this exercise wasn’t there, the mechanics were making sense and I felt relaxed for the first time. After watching some birds fish it dawned on me that they don’t get their target catch every time they just kept trying. And, that was the ahh-ha moment for me, I didn’t have to get every shot perfect I just have to keep at it.

I took time to observe their behaviors and anticipate their next move and I chose the moments I felt would be good for a photograph. I was in a zen place, I’d found my groove and it felt good, I was enjoying being outdoors immersed in nature not stressed over getting the shot. The purpose of the day became about the experience not getting the shot 😄 Were all the shots winners? Most certainly not but it doesn’t matter.

This is the final post on my bif quest for now, once the gimbal head arrives and I test it out I’ll post an update so until then…

Thanks for listening now GO TAKE MORE PHOTO’S!!

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8 thoughts on “Finding my groove while photographing birds

  1. When we travel to the TX Gulf Coast, I spend hours watching birds and snapping away. I take some good shots and LOTS of bad shots but always have a great time 🙂

    • All shots are good some just not good enough to publish, lol. Birding is a great past time you are lucky to go to the TX Gulf Coast!

  2. Obviously you are taking photographs with measured attention to detail and not just winging it on the fly. 🙂
    Wonderful composition.

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