Nuthatch (Three Photographs) and Some Thoughts on Photography

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You often hear it said that photography requires a lot of patience. The patience to wait for the right moment, the patience to get all the mechanical pieces in place and the patience to work the photo when you shoot it and when you process it. Anticipation and patience may be confused here. I anticipate what I am going to shoot. That dictates the camera and lens I take out into the field, the settings I start with, and my approach to my subject (do I want it to face me, be in profile etc.). Patience may be a more appropriate expression when one is wrangling with software on the processing side. Anticipation sounds a lot less onerous that patience. Standing in a great spot waiting for a nuthatch to happen along that’s the kind of patience I lack.



19 responses

  1. Lovely shots of this perky bird and snazzy red leaf accent! Well said on the patience. I’m happily going out to practice some this morning.

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    March 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    • Thanks. Wish I could, it’s freezing cold outside with an awful wind. Few more weeks to go before it’s pleasant.

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      March 3, 2017 at 6:47 am

      • I know that weather makes spring seem sweeter, but don’t miss even what we had in Connecticut at all. Stay warm!

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        March 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

  2. Marvelous shots of that Nuthatch, with that nice red maple leaf!

    Liked by 1 person

    March 3, 2017 at 7:01 am

  3. Nitin Khanna

    Great Pictures. Beautifully work done. Appreciate your efforts and work.


    March 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

  4. bkcitta

    Very nice!!


    March 3, 2017 at 8:29 am

  5. Love the first pic the most and the red leaf!


    March 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

  6. Beautiful shots!


    March 3, 2017 at 5:04 pm

  7. One of my favorite birds! Lovely photos!


    March 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

  8. Just like you read in the books – marvellous bird, marvellous pictures!


    March 5, 2017 at 3:26 am

  9. Beautiful!


    June 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

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