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A photo of nature.
Birds are usually very uncooperative with me when I try to take their photo. In fact, if I had to rank them, I’d say they have been one of the most uncooperative subjects of my photography career.
Even worse than small children.
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This bird wasn’t particularly cooperative either. But when I wandered over to the ponds to look for some “nature” to shoot (a’la my photo assignment of the day) this bird was not exactly pleased to see me. I spent a good ten minutes with it swooping and diving at me. Squawking. Cawing. Generally telling me to get lost in any way it could figure.
I’d cranked up the setting on my SLR to a moderately fast shutter speed and started snapping with the lens puffed all the way out to 105mm, as much of a zoom as I’d thought to bring along for my nature walk, and I managed to nab fifty or so shots of it before I decided to give it a break.