I was sitting on the patio swing yesterday when Rob flew over the fence and landed right in front of me. We were both surprised at how close we were to each other. My friend Jeff Zablow is an amazing photographer of butterflies. One of the many things I have learned from him is that you can not make fast, sudden, or jerking moves in photographing wildlife. Quite frankly, it scares them away. You have to be patient and wait for the right opportunities. Please check out his site: https://wingedbeauty.com/.
Well, today was one of those wonderful opportunities and I was determined not to blow it. Rob saw me and stood very still. I moved my hands slowly to raise my camera. He hopped up on top of the fence, uncertain of who I was and my purpose for being where he wanted to dig for worms. I remained calm. He sat there for nearly 10 minutes allowing me to take these portraits. It was an amazing opportunity, and as you can see I took full advantage of.
I hope you enjoy these as much I enjoyed taking Rob’s photo. Aren’t these beautiful creatures the Lord has given us to enjoy?