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Sometimes all you can do is smile!
As wildlife photographers we come to realize that there exists some Universal Axioms for the Nature & Wildlife Photographer (There are more, so please feel free to add to them)...
1 - Nature does not often cater to our photographic wishes
2 - The more you desire a particular photo, the lower your chances are of getting it.
3 - No matter which lens you have on, the one in the camera bag, is the one that is needed.
4 - As a wildlife photographer you will miss more "once in the lifetime shots" then you will actually capture.
5 - The better the photographic opportunity, the more difficult and demanding it is to get to it.
6 - Camera batteries always fail at the most inopportune moment.
7. - Three of the saddest words a wildlife photographer can hear... "You missed it!"
8. - The wildlife photographers mantra, "Please let it happen again, Please let it happen again, Please let it happen again!".
9. - The better the wildlife photographic opportunity, the larger the native mosquito population will be.
10- Once you feel that wonderful sense of elation from getting that once in a life time wildlife photo, you will find that someone has just posted a better version of it on Fred Miranda's Nature & Wildlife Forum!
11 - The more desirable the species the more it costs to find and photograph it!!! (Thanks DonGut
12 - When your camera & most expensive lens is on a tripod, never put your remote control in your pocket and then walk over 5 feet to greet someone unless the remote is wireless. Doh! (Thank you KCollett
13 - The effort of the pursuit often makes the accomplishment even sweeter (Thank you mitesh
14 - When on location wildlife photography, it's always better to pack up all your equipment (such as your $1000 tripod & ballhead) when finished, & place it safely in your vehicle before you drive away. -
15 - Snow depth is inversely proportional to boot height. (Thank you Blitzn
16 - Sometimes all you can do is smile!
As everyone here knows this has been a banner year for snowy owl photography! I have been thrilled and motivated by the snowy owl images posted here on the FM Nature & Wildlife Forum!! There are so many absolutely gorgeous snowy owl shots posted that I became a man on a mission!! !! I have driven in excess of 1500 miles in pursuit of a snowy owl shot, in hopes of getting an image similar to what you guys are constantly posting here on FM. I had become much obsessed with getting a shot of a snowy, I pretty much struck out!!! I did get a shot of a snowy but it is more of an owl landscape than a bird photo. The great news for me, I finally met and spent some time with two of FM's finest, Morris and Glenn Chin. I must say they are two incredible individuals. They went way out of the way to help me try and find a snowy to photograph, we may not have found a snowy that day, but I found two great new friends!!! Thank you Morris and Glenn!!!
I did not do too well photographing the snowys, but I did not do too bad with the Great Grays, so I decided to post a few of them... I sincerely hope you like them!!!!
Edited on Feb 20, 2014 at 01:01 PM · View previous versions