patience

Track/Focus/Snap, the only missing ingredient is Patience; grab a cup of coffee, your binoculars and camera then settle in for what may be a long wait.

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that other camera

It’s nice to have one camera on the tri-pod with the 400mm or 600mm on it and one on my lap with the 18-135mm on it. Time will tell.

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working with the wind.

I predict I’ll be writing a blog in September describing how I’m learning to take images of flying birds without the wind; it’s all unfolding before my eyes.

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birds struggle in the wind.

Notice the tules lining the far shore indicting by the angle how hard the wind is blowing. It was in the 25mph range when these two birds took off with it to their back

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bad Photo Composition

I used them in the tour blog a few days ago, they worked OK only because I explained what they were images of. I will avoid using them after this blog, but I will keep them to help me with composition; reasoning that there could not be much more going wrong with them.

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waiting; ANTICIPATING big things.

I’m asked each year if I am a professional photographer, I am not, do not want to be and do not inspire to be. As I tell people as recently as last night, I take pictures for my blogs and it makes me happy. That is all that matters in this life, happiness, we should all strive to get there.

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photographing crows (and other dark birds)

Cormorants, Red Wing Blackbirds and Cow birds are all difficult for me to photograph from a distance and get a bit of detail. I’m sure it’s not an insurmountable task to figure out now that I’m on the path to discovery now, every day getting a bit closer.

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the fog rolled in

The fog isn’t hard to photograph, I found it’s difficult to use it to my advantage. Finding a subject is tough as few wild animals are out and no birds are. That leaves inanimate objects, trees, rocks and towers for instance.

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Red Tailed hawks.

I finished editing the 875 I took last week in one setting just this afternoon keeping only the best in my opinion. When taking into account all of the experimenting I perform my skills are improving.

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high noon flowers.

So went the day yesterday, I headed for home and after I re-set the circuit breaker for the Air Conditioner all was well.

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