Just a few random animal shots. The antelope was taken in Montana I think. I was riding with my brother-in-law who’s a truck driver. I captured it while we were driving. The eagle was in a field hear my grandma’s house in Wisconsin. The gull and mallards were taken at Willow River State Park in Wisconsin. And the nuthatch was taken at my home in Missouri.
Sometimes when we take a photo it’s just a good photo. Other times the photo is more like a message in a bottle; once you open it up, it will tell you a story filled with emotion. I suppose that is what the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” means.
When I was in Wisconsin in November we stopped at a wetland park to see the migratory swans. The swans had already moved on, but there were hundreds of ducks and geese. A ways down the shore I saw these three standing on a branch and knew I had to get them. I stood in the freezing wind for 20 minutes waiting for a shot of just them. After cropping I had just one stray duck to remove in Lightroom.
It’s stories like this that give us our favorite photos.