I am always out and about with my camera. I live in fear of missing ‘that shot’ if I don’t have it outside with me whenever I’m in the garden or elsewhere. In fact, I have missed a few shots for that very reason – leaving my camera inside. Thankfully it doesn’t happen often, leaving my camera behind that is.
Recently I got this shot of a yellow-tailed black cockatoo as it was heading for its roost for the evening, while the sun was setting. I heard the bird calling as it came towards me but was trying to focus my lens as it moved forward. Finally I got a focus as it was directly overhead – resulting in this shot of a bird lit by the setting sun.
I shared it in a local Facebook group and it had an astounding number of likes and comments – more than I’d seen for any other image in that group, or any other group I belong to. I was amazed. I liked the picture but hadn’t realised just how much others would love it. One said it reminded them of a phoenix, others said I should get it printed. Perhaps I will – maybe as a metal art print perhaps? What do you think?