It's hard for me to grasp, but I've been doing this for almost three years now. I'm lucky, part of my job consists of going outside, taking pictures, and relating my experiences to all of you. Pretty amazing if you ask me. What is also rather wonderful, is that after almost three years, I still have so much to learn, so many experiences to have, and time to perfect.
Sitting back and looking at all the completely wonderful experiences I have had has really driven that last one home... Ahh the art of timing. Well I should really say the art of being prepared. Because honestly, I could research an animal and its habitat for a lifetime, and still not be able to find it when I wanted to (all you Planet Earth photographers and videographers are my heros by the way). So after accepting the fact that my dear friend Mother Nature is never going to be predictable, I have also realized I just have to be so prepared, that it doesn't matter.
This of course is easier said than done. Case in point, well two actually. The first being a pair of Great Horned Owls that live near me. As the weather begins to warn up I see them at least once a week around dusk. And every time I see them I do not have my camera. And every time I get mad at myself for not remembering to bring it with me. The second is a pair Bald Eagles that migrate through my parents area of the world once a year.
Yesterday the incredibly majestic creature swooped in front of my car as I was about to put it in drive to head home. I'm quite glad I had not, because the sight made one thing very clear to me, I had forgotten to grab my camera. I was grateful for the reminder, but I also would have really loved that shot (the eagle stayed close by at eye level for a good 5 seconds).Once in a while I do get lucky enough to get a few shots like these here. This lovley hawk didn't seem to mind me or my dog as long as we kept the necesary distance.
I believe I have a new goal for 2013... Be prepared!
*Last time in Nature: Back for Spring