TRY TRY AGAIN!!
Mother does not ever and I mean ever disappoint me! Two days ago the light was not friendly for this photographer to be taking pictures. It was a heavy overcast day with a real threat of yet more rain. Yet, my Heart yanked me in the direction of my favorite park. So I went with my Faith Shoes firmly tied to my feet. Of course, prior to going I had no clue what treasures lay ahead.
My last post I told you how I lost so many pictures. Not only did I capture even better pictures of those that I lost, but Mother gave me Gifts above and beyond that which I could have dreamed of. Friends, even though I struggled with my AF [poor lighting], and because this photographer still doesn’t know how to correctly set the AF on the new camera …. I received Gifts from Heaven.
What I had thought was a White Egret is actually a Caspian Tern. Below is the picture I chose to show you. There is a reason that the hardest subject to photograph is a flying bird. I can attest, it is hard! I was actually groaning out loud as I was holding up my very heavy lens for so long. But I did it, darn it, and managed to get a pretty clear picture even with an ISO of 800.
I admit not the best picture but you get the idea. He’s begun to dive.
Now the real story today is the Great Blue Heron I actually stumbled upon. I didn’t even see that there were two Herons, and I missed the action when they both began to fly. What was I doing? Checking out this picture on my LCD camera screen:
Then! I heard a loud commotion and quickly looking up, to my astonishment I saw two Great Blues colliding in mid-air, then flying off. I managed to capture one of them …. [Lesson learned … don’t take my eyes off the subject … ya never know …]
I don’t know about you, but I could gaze at this picture all day long! Wow!
Now for the bonuses Mother gave me. There is one bird in the gallery below that I could not identify. Help anyone? Click on first image to enter gallery:
May all of you have a glorious day today! The weather I hear is supposed to warm up and dry up so this photographer will be busy in her gardens. Good thing too. I’ve begun to get exasperated with my new camera. When set up it is a wonder machine! But first I have to learn how to set it up properly. I will! I thought I had it set up right yet again the struggle proves I do not …
Photography/ “If At First You Don’t Succeed”/ May 2019©AmyRose