You Can Go Back - COMMON BLUE VIOLETS
October 22, 2005.
When it comes to photographing the natural world I have always said, and I’m sure I’ll continue to say - “You can’t go back”. All nature photographers will tell you that you have to get the shot when you see it. You can’t say, I’ll come back tomorrow and do it. I have tried that – hoping for better light, the wind to die down, a flower to open or to get better photos of young foxes at a densite. It almost never works. Something will have changed. The flower has faded, the mother fox has moved the kits, or the day has worse light and more wind than before.
Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada is known worldwide
for its spring migration of birds – and birders and photographers
“flock” there in May mostly for the Warblers. You
become programmed to rise at 5:00 am, ride the train to the turnaround
station and walk from there to the tip. If the birds are going
to be there, the “tip” is the place to be.
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