During a recent visit to New York City my mother, sister and I took a quick peak inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral. When exiting the church, this pigeon was sitting on the steps outside. It reminded me Mary Poppins. Do you remember the scene when she takes the children to the city and they meet the poor woman on the steps feeding the birds?
I intentionally shot this so that there was no room to the right of the frame. I was able to get so close to the pigeon that it seemed as though he was just standing guard and no intention of leaving. I shot the pigeon at several apertures, but F2.8 was my favorite as it made the stairs just fade away.
As my son and I were driving home from a lacrosse match Saturday we noticed a Blue Heron perching on a log in a pond. Fortunately there was a place to pull over and I quickly did so. I was trying to capture the Blue Heron, which, as soon as I stopped, tucked it’s neck down and apparently went to sleep, when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I saw motion. I turned with my camera and shot a goose flying just over the water. Unfortunately my shutter speed wasn’t quite high enough or low enough to get an awesome shot. I wish I’d known he/she was coming because I could of changed my shutter speed, panned and had a great shot. But, alas, this is the shot I got and you definitely see and feel the motion despite the fact that it isn’t a shot intentionally taken.
Blue Heron Resting - Notice the turtles in the back ground and all of the green - signs of spring.