Last Saturday, I did a fairly spur of the moment thing and went on a nature walk with folks I didn't know who all signed up for the event at the Wild Bird Center Store in Corrales. We all met at the store at 7:30 in the morning and drove over to a nearby "lake' fishing pond that the birds like to hang out at. Since we are near to the Rio Grande River, we are on the migratory path for many birds. Everyone brought binoculars except me. I couldn't because I didn't know how I could lug a pair of binoculars and my camera gear at the same time. I went in hopes of mabye catpuring some images of some of the birds. Yeah, I know I'm not a wildlife photographer nor do I have the right gear for it, but it seemed like a good spot to get some really neat images.
I had no idea how true that ended up being! I was floored by the beauty of this shangrila not far from my home.
I also found out early on that trying to get a good shot of a bird (any bird) was nearly impossible. They are high up or far away in the canopy of the Cottonwood trees and are either perfectly still (no contrast from the foilage they are among) OR flitting about from one spot to the next. Can you say, "No way, Jose"?
However, the morning light was absolutely perfect; a bit of cloudiness and no wind. Which made for a mirror refelction of everything around the pond's perimeter. Yowsa! And the wild yellow irises were at their peak.
I've done a previous post a long time ago on a similar subject matter; reflections. I could continue to do future posts on reflections as I have a lot of images that have to do with this subject matter. But, I'll spare you and just limit it to these!
I thought the whole scene that I saw before was so captivating and beautiful. Know too, that no tweaking was done to any of these images! This is exactly how I shot them! When everything falls into the right place at the right time, it is CRAZY GOOD!