Most of my favorite or best pictures that I’ve taken are when I’ve gotten lost in the moment with a camera in my hand. When I see animals or birds or an amazing vista, I resist the urge to just start snapping away with the camera. I stand there for a few moments to absorb the environment that I’m in. I look around and see where the light is falling, and at the small details.
I use zoom, close ups and macro to focus in on details. When I photograph animals and birds, I like to do it outside using natural light. I quietly move around the animal or bird so I don’t startle it and I look where the light falls on it at the best angle. I let them get accustomed to me, and then I take photos. Some my favorite pictures are when I’m lost in the moment and the camera feels like an extension of my hand.
For a Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details, photos taken when I was lost in the moment photographing a gentle pony.
Here are some seasonal posts of mine of nature photography with close ups, zoom and macro photos:
winter nature close ups and zoom photos in On the Trail
fall nature and seasonal color close ups and zoom photos in Fall Colors Photos and Music
summer nature close ups and zoom photos in 7 Nature Close Up Photos
spring nature action and zooming in photos in Maple Syrup Festival with Photos