the best photo is not always in front of you

I’m not sure where I heard that, but once I did that statement reminds me to not just look ahead, but behind and up and left and right.  And then do so again from a higher or lower level.   I love the look of this fall tree that looked very pretty in its colors looking at it straight on, but was more beautiful (to me) from directly beneath looking up.

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After the storm

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So I am now firmly in the camp of understanding if I want a bird in flight pic, my Nikon will not do …. it simply doesn’t have the zoom, however I do like the (after filter) painting feel to this picture – so I’m Ok with it.   And after the storm and the snow melted I did get a little ground bird visiting my yard so thought I’d show him off too.   Not sure if I will get back to the lake tomorrow – I got very distracted with a new piece of software that I’m playing with on animating my cat for work  (I do get distracted with bright, shiny, new toys :-).  If I don’t get to the lake, I may give Chewie some dedicated exposure time because he is the most photogenic (not that I’m biased) of all my 3 kitties.

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