A Lesson in “Disaster” (Two Photographs)
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I won’t say disaster happens a lot, but it happens. These kingbirds had not fledged yet, but they had ventured out onto a branch that hung over the water. To take these shots I had to be on the very edge of a rock on the lake’s edge. More often that not the birds are backlit, and compensating for that and my shaky position led to all kinds of unfortunate things. One bird in more focus than the other etc. But the point I want to make is that regardless of how prepared, clever and dexterous we are sometimes what could have been great turns out a bit sour. No photoshoppery would cure these ills. The shots won’t win contests but they will remind me of what I need to do better next time when the next batch of birds hatch.