Better Lucky Than Good…

One of the ways I try to improve my photography is learning from others, and I subscribe to a couple great photography magazines that give helpful information.  These magazines offer opportunities for photographers to submit work, generally showing a specific subject or technique.  The other day, I saw the winning photograph in the ‘Better Lucky Than Good’ category.  Wow – I could enter a picture in that category!  I feel like that’s my modus operandi (m.o., for short).

I get in my Expedition and go trolling for pictures.  When I head out, I go to places looking for subjects  -wild horses, eagles and other raptors, bears, etc. – but I rarely go looking for a specific image.  Thankfully, I live in an area that provides the subjects I like to shoot.  Or, maybe I like these subjects because of where I live.  That concept is just too deep and profound for me (at least today), so I won’t spend time on it.

Let’s just go with this – for now, I’ll go looking for subjects and make the best image I can.  I’ll be flexible so I don’t miss that great Coyote shot while looking for Eagles or waterfowl.  Maybe someday I will plan my shots, rather than taking what is given to me as I drive around.  I’m good with that!

Here’s a few of my ‘accidental’ images from this week.

Enjoy – Photorogr

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Deer are a common sight in Genoa, Carson City, and around the Carson Valley. I found this group grazing on the lawn of Genoa State Park, with Snowshoe Thompson’s statue.

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Just like the Hawks, I can’t seem to sneak up on anything.

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I was visiting an area where I’d seen a juvenile Bald Eagle (see below). This Hawk sat for me for several minutes – long enough to try different settings and different compositions. This is one of my favorites.

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He could have been closer to the building, but Hawks just don’t move where you ask them to. Generally, when you ask, they just leave!

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This juvenile Bald Eagle is between 3 and 4 years old. I found him (her) just south of Minden NV, over the CA line.

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There are lots of wild Turkeys in the area. This is the first time they’ve been close enough to the road for me to get a good picture.

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And this Golden Eagle was a couple miles south of our house. I’m going to learn to remove the utility wire and improve the picture. Someday…

 

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One thought on “Better Lucky Than Good…

  1. Loved all the pictures.  Whether just in the right spot or however you get them.  Thanks for sharing it is a real treat. Been looking at the great book you dropped by.    

    The PHOTOROGR Project posted: “One of the ways I try to improve my photography is learning from others, and I subscribe to a couple great photography magazines that give helpful information.  These magazines offer opportunities for photographers to submit work, generally showing a spec”

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