The Rain Causes A Slow Start At The Celery Bog
I went out to the Celery Bog Monday morning knowing that I might get wet, but also that the rain might bring some birds down from the tops of the trees to me. Also after a week of sports it is nice to get out into the wild and just hang out. I absolutely love being in the middle of the action capturing the moments. The adrenaline rush is one reason why I have pursued sports photography so hard. After a long weekend though decompressing in the wild really helps recharge the batteries. I think that my photography has only improved once I started heading out into the field during the week.
What Kind Of Bird Is This?
I rounded a corner at the bog in an area that I don’t think many use right now to see this mink staring right back at me. Of course I don’t go out there to see these, but I do love a variety in my gallery, and this was a great chance to make a different picture. Before I could get low to make a better shot this mink dove down into the water. With wildlife I have learned to just get the shot first, and then plan the better shot. You often only have that initial chance.
One More Turn
I talk about this all of the time, but staying out just a little bit longer always seems to pay off. I was walking back to the car with no great images in my camera. I was thinking about what I could have done differently on my walk. I decided to head down the path a little ways to see if a tree swallow would land on one of the sticks. It did luckily, and I made the photo at the top of this post. As I walked back to my car I saw a flash of yellow in a tree. This yellow warbler was just hanging out. I have never seen one before so I quickly made a photo. After I had something in the can I circled a bit to get the shot you see above. It flew off just after that. In that span of about three minutes I added two photos that I really liked to my gallery. I think photography is a lot like life. If you just go a little extra you are usually rewarded.