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Mr. Zoomer, you set the bar too high! Your Harriet shot is most impressive. I only have a humble offering this year... a Tern.
I looked through my archives for 2009 and was surprised at how little wildlife shots I actually took. I hate to admit it, but for the 1st 6 months of 2009, I hardly got out to shoot much at all. Finally in July, I met up with Andy and Hanh at Bolsa Chica for a late afternoon walk. I don't know if it was the fresh ocean air blowing across my face, the energy of those feeding terns or just the simple beauty of photographing a bird in flight, but I had a blast. It was like I had rediscovered my enjoyment of wildlife photography. I submit this shot for the Best of 2009 post not because of the pic itself, but that it represented a turning point for me in regards to wildlife photography. I don't think I had ever truly lost my enthusiasm for wildlife photography. It was more like it had gotten buried somewhere under all those long days at work and the ever present needs of taking care of a growing family. Ever since then, I have been making it a point to try to get out more often to shoot and to come onto the Nature forum and participate and see what all you guys are up to. I swear you guys always keep the bar raised so high. But I wouldn't have it any other way. You guys motivate me to go out and shoot and improve my craft. I want to thank you all and wish you and your families a happy holiday.
Cheers to 2010!