I did it! I took my first bird photo! Can you imagine the excitement as I softly walked around the duck so the sunlight would be on him and not on my lens? I would actually capture some 'duck colors' and not just a silhouette. I know the background is lacking excitement, but the sunlight shimmers on the brilliant head feathers. Note the shaft of a few feathers, the fluffy tummy feathers beaded with moisture, and the orange webs of orange feet. He is acting coy with his head turned away; the beady black eye gleaming while the white neck ring lies perfect, defining the separation of colors.
Exciting ... until I received a photo from a master. Suddenly my duck is not so great anymore.
Here the master shows Mr Tippy Toes doing his thing. The duck tail feather are vividly coiled against the backdrop of water. Look at that wing and foot action - your heart flutters and you actually stop breathing as you look at this photo. Whoa, what a contrast.
The master's touch makes a big difference. Who is the master touching your life? Or are you still trying to do everything yourself. (Photo by Bill)