Who doesn’t love a bird? Their sweet songs, flitting natures, and ability to soar all admirable qualities. The years I was bedridden, my husband installed multiple feeders outside my window and I thrilled at my little visitors. He also set me up with a camera and tripod, but I had never been a good photographer, and couldn’t remember the last time I’d tried. So I left the picture taking to him….until he drove me south….then everything changed.
He signed us up for a birdwatching club and loaned me his camera. Here is my first attempt:
Point and shoot automatic cameras changed my life. I became obsessed.
Although, I still spent much of my time in bed, the drive to get up and get out the camera grew. Plus, when I was lying down, I had a whole new interest to engage me.
That was four years ago. I have regained enough strength to stay out of bed longer. I drive again. I continue to pursue and learn about birds. Photography opened the door to so many questions – how do males differ from females, and what do the young look like, and what do birds eat, and where do they go when they are not here, and so on…
Featured photo is a new to me bird, taken on a short foray into the woods, near a lake. Still getting to know these wonderful winged creatures.
(For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Getting to Know You, hosted this week by scillagrace.