Groaning out loud, I wouldn’t give up despite my aching arms as I maintained my long lens almost vertically towards the sky. I had spotted a teeny bird flitting from branch to branch with no stop in sight. I was attempting to follow this bird with my long lens. I had quietly paired up with another photographer who was attempting the same thing.
Just before this bird flew off, I pressed that shutter button in desperation. Darn it, but I was not going to give up! I had no idea what I had just captured. Eagerly I looked at my LCD screen to see if I by any chance did get one clear shot, and by gosh, I did!
I started to jabber to the other photographer in sheer joy! When this woman began to speak all I heard were complaints about how there are too many people now going to this park and how they are ruining her photography shots. In returning her words with my bubbly enthusiasm I told her I didn’t seem to have problems. She wasn’t too happy with me. She actually glared.
And God help me when I told her I did get a clear shot of what I now know to be a Golden-crowned Kinglet, her energy reeked of disgust. Me being who I am said, “How I wish I could show you this bird but I can’t, with this social distancing.” She quipped back in a voice dripping with anger and ice, “I wouldn’t let you come near me!” Unfortunately as well, this woman did not get a clear shot. Double whammy for me.
Why do people have to be nasty and miserable? Evidently they do not understand they create their reality with their thoughts, energy, and attitude. I couldn’t get away from this woman fast enough. I didn’t tell her that her energy in of itself is offensive to the very birds she wants to photograph. If I can feel that heaviness, you can bet your socks they can, too!
To end this teeny tale of mine, and hopefully one that will get you to think, this Golden-crowned Kinglet is not the greatest of pictures, but I’ll take it I’ll take it! That teeny jittery bird didn’t know how to be still. How I managed to get this picture is still beyond me!
*Two links provided for information on the Golden-crowned Kinglet*
Photography/ “Teeny Tale” /April 2020©AmyRose Photography
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