San Francisco, CA, March 2007 [Click to embiggen]
By now, my propensity to shoot pictures of birds is well-known (please see here, here, here, here, here and here.) I do so for a number of reasons:
- They're everywhere, so it's always easy to get some bird photography practice.
- They're pretty magical, what with their ability to fly and all.
- They force you to focus your photographic efforts more intensely than virtually any other subject. Make the call, shoot fast, adjust and shoot again...you have little time to waste, and that's a thrill in itself.
Your turn: What is it about birds that prompts you to look?