Although I frequently take photographs of a variety of the wildlife in my yard, the animals I photograph the most are birds. This summer, a hummingbird has thanked me for the mostly ant-free, full feeders by occasionally posing for me in a nearby leafless tree. The other day, in the rain, he sat mostly still while my shutter clicked away. I wish I had a better lens so that I could get clearer pictures, but this is the best I can do with my current equipment. Here is this week’s Photo Friday Challenge: Animal.
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I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.