That is part of the secret of photography the image must bring out an emotion in the viewer as well as tell a bit of a story for me to work with. In this blog there are 7 story telling photos, the bonus is they can be used over again many times.
I don't mind except for the unsolicited attention which I honestly do not like, I am more of a reserved person. I hesitated for over a month to decide whether to post my photos on that insufferable site. My initial plan was to post two pictures on the first of each month making sure they are current to the month they are posted.
One more for this guy as he flies from the pylon to an unknown destination out of my view. After this image he gained altitude, flew to the far side following the Levee then disappeared down around the rivers bend. He will either be back or one of his look alike cronies will show up; like I said they keep things moving around here.
Of these images posted today by my estimate there are two that would rank in the top
In other words it's a report on how much smoke is in the air, advising people with health limitations to wear a mask and remain indoors. It sounds a lot like the Covid directives, not to be let down we are quarantined again for who knows how long. Tomorrow the air is suppose to be clear, however Thursday is predicted to be a nasty gram smoke day
Taking time to observe the activities on and around the slough is rewarding as it teaches me animal characteristics. That's important when photographing them, especially important when the goal is taking pictures of birds in flight. Flying birds are one of the most challenging tasks concerning nature photography.
I posted several on a local Bird watchers Facebook page to be replied with the sound of Crickets, there were no "boy howdy's" or slaps on the back with a hearty hand shake.
In the event I capture photos of what ever wanders past I will then develop a plan to capture some interesting pictures. I am expecting to make several stops/starts until I figure out a procedure; mostly due to not having a manual or a tech line to call.
Great now that I have their activities planned for 6am tomorrow morning it remains to be seen if they got the message to co-operate with me; if not there is always Tuesday.
If she ever gets tangled up with an Otter, Raccoon or Skunk, well the Pole Cat is different that's where she got her name from. She could not leave them alone, I assume it's because Skunks don't run away, they don't have to.