I Do Mostkly Wildlife Photography

I live near a thriving river delta and I have the opportunity to photograph the animals and scenery a couple of times a month and it is one of the greatest joys of my life.  My husband drives the boat and gets me in real close.  It's very exciting and gives me an indescribable admiration for The Creator.  Until I started doing photography I had no idea how beautiful the world is.  I feel very fortunate to have the resources to be able to do photography.  I enjoy taking photographs of people too.  It's a great pass time and there's always more to learn.  Have you ever done any wildlife photography?  Was it easy, or difficult for you?  Did you enjoy the challenge or was it just boring or too hard to get a good shot?  I'm asking because it has taken me years to get good at this thing and I wondered if its like that for most photographers.  Thanks!
saundra saundra
46-50, F
1 Response May 7, 2007

I get a great satisfactionn from sharing my work with others. When I get up at an especially early hour and race out to the shoot only to find the sky wrong or the animals have gone elsewhere, I find it frustrating. But when I nail a particularly good sunset or bird, or abandoned house, and someone says "That's gorgeous!" it makes me wiggle and gives me motivation to go out and do it again. When the weather is nice, I like to sit on my back porch and shoot the birds, squirrels and cats that come through my yard. Cardinals, blue jays, finches, doves, sparrows, etc all are willing models and some have screamed at me and posed while I shot them. It was throught photography that I learned to appreciate nature. I never knew there were birds in my back yard until I took my camera out there to see what I could catch.