I'd love to see what everyone is out and about getting photos of, and what things inspire you to want to take photos - even when the shots don't turn out exactly like what you hoped or had in mind
I know that I usually carry my camera around when we go bushwalking or are out doing something as a family and the vast majority of my pics turn out crap! LOL! But the actual thing I was trying to take a pic of was really cool, so I wonder if others are taking photos of fun things they'd like to share, even if the photo doesn't have much worth C&Cing on...
We went for a 4WD down past the Reynold's River the other day and on the way past a small billabong I spotted a jabiru through the trees. I've been trying to get a good photo of a jabiru for YEARS! So I did the speedy lens change and jumped out of the car and was heading into the bush in under 30seconds. He was on the other side of the billabong to me, and my lens is just the kit zoom lens so I really wasn't close enough to get anything special, but I started clicking as soon as I could.
As fast as I was walking in towards the billabong (with one eye on the jabiru and the other eye looking out for snakes and crocs) he was walking at 90 degrees away from me down the length of the water. And even though he didn't look to be in any hurry his great big long legs were moving faster than my cautious sneaking steps were taking me.
By the time I got as close to the water as I dared he was already too far away to hope for anything decent. Still, I love watching them!
The first pic is straight out the camera a maximum zoom. Then same pic cropped and shadows adjusted (I'm not very clever at PP yet). The last pic is right before he took flight (I was actually focused on the egret for this one.)
I'd love to have the time to go back and just sit by the billabong.... one day!
Anyone else care to share a pic of something that inspired them to get the camera out?