Feb 29, 2016
I took this photo yesterday at Green Cay. I was trying to follow this little guy but it's not easy. They are so small and so fast, they twitter from branch to branch. I took a few other what you normally call "good" shots of him. But then there is this one. When I first saw it I almost deleted it. Why? Well, heck his head is cut off. What would anyone do with a shot like this?
But then, I guess my artistic, creative side said Hey, wait a minute. Don't be hasty to judge this photo as bad. It actually has some very good qualities. The main one being, which is what all photos should do, is, "It Grabs Your Attention". It makes you think about it. You have to ask the question, what is this bird doing halfway under the leaf? Is it protecting it's head from the sun?, Maybe feeding on the under part of the leaf? Maybe something totally different?
If it doesn't grab your attention, if it doesn't make you wonder what's going on, ask yourself, Why Not? Maybe it's time you open your mind a bit more, or maybe you should spend a little more time looking at a photograph. You might find your creative side coming out a bit more. Maybe your creative side will come out and say to you, Hey, wait a minute.