Sure …. the words just came from me in my last post that stated I seem to be in a void, in the “in-between” and wouldn’t you know it, Mother’s Magic Door opened and opened in a BIG way. In two days time, I captured wildlife in a way that had me doing the Happy Dance. No kidding! I was just that thrilled.
I actually took the “fancy” filters off of my long lens and in their place I customized the WB to bring some “zing” to my images. Just by doing that, I think, told the Universe I was preparing …. just in case …. to shoot wildlife if I saw any. I actually had no intention of doing so, but that is exactly what happened.
Shooting wildlife and landscape are two very different scenarios. By the time I am heading home after a few hours of scouring the forest for “critters”, my eyes are so blurry for being strained hours on end. My eyes are overextended when I am constantly surveying the woods …. looking up in the trees, listening as well for any bird song, intensely searching all around to spot deer or anything else that is moving besides wind in bushes.
When I stumbled upon the 10-pointer Stag, I felt like I hit the jackpot. Then yesterday heading into the forest, I ran into two other photographers that I know and I was told this was my lucky day. The Screech Owl had been sighted and a whole bunch of photographers were taking pictures of it. As I just wrote that I realized I should have taken a picture of those photographers. Darn it! I was just SO excited that I was going to finally get my chance with this Owl.
You ready to see what I captured? OK! I will not hold you in suspense any longer. ENJOY!
Below: Picture taken though a tiny hole in a dead tree.
Below: Screech Owl
Photography/ “Jackpot!”/ January 2019©AmyRose