I have never been interested in bird photography. To me it seems to be very difficult, demanding in skill and creativity, decent gear, attention to detail, and PATIENCE. I did not think it was something I would enjoy. After spending a day at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson with two excellent bird photographers, Len and Elaine, I can report that I was correct about everything except one item. I did enjoy it. Very much.
As the day progressed I did get a teeny tiny bit better. I could smile. As I reviewed my images over lunch, I made a comment, "I wonder why I took this shot? There is nothing in it." Len was busy looking at his own images and without even raising his head, responded, "Gone." So, the images below are "almost gone". I have many more "gone" and "almost gone", if you are in need of blur for your portfolio!
There was a lot of discussion between Len and Elaine about settings, tips, and places where they have been, birds they have shot, experiences, where to go for good birding opportunities, etc. You know the old saying, "Birds of a feather . . .
I would love to go again. I think I behaved myself just enough that I might be invited back. Stay tuned.