When I set out to do this project I thought I had a pretty good idea about the type and style of photography that I would gravitate towards, and I was sure that one of those mediums would be landscape. As I began snapping pics and looking at other folks’ work I realized that while I enjoy landscape photos, I really don’t want to focus on landscape work, at all. Much to my surprise I find wildlife photography, still life, and Macro work to be utterly compelling. As in 5 hours pass and I’m still shooting, seeking the best lighting, optimal angle, etc. sort of compelling. Since we live in a big crowded city wildlife photography requires planning, travel and patience. Or in my case, a kick-ass husband who found the most perfect second bird feeder to attract an even wider array of birds to our backyard.
I have to admit that I’m pretty pleased with today’s pics. I loved discovering Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds, but capturing them both in the same shot clearly up to mischief, well that was just about as good as it gets for this simple gal…
All pics were taken using my Canon 60D and EF 70-300 IS lens mounted on a tripod
“I believe in kindness, also in mischief.” Mary Oliver