The Resilient Redwing

Busy in the garden today so I thought I’d give this post another airing. It was my first effort at writing for The Nature of Things and apparently flew under most people’s radar.

The Nature of Things

To claim that I am a photographer would, to say the least, be stretching the truth. I do enjoy taking pictures, however, and over the years this universally popular hobby has served as a diverting and enjoyable adjunct to my other activities which have, at one time or another, included writing, gardening, painting, ballet dancing and fencing.

These sporadic forays into the world of photography have often resulted in lighthearted, nostalgic and maddeningly frustrating moments to which I hope some of my fellow camera enthusiasts can relate and sympathize.

As many of you can attest, birds are not the easiest things to photograph and let me say here that any half-way decent pictures that I’ve been lucky enough to obtain have been just that, sheer luck. I’ve never been able to master the intricacies of shutter speed, lighting etc but the results, no matter how blurred or ill-lit, have served…

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