This is one of those series of images where personal taste and style take over . Wildlife photography, birds in particular, has a basic rule that the subject should be as close as possible. Fill the photograph if you can.
I don’t always agree. Many of my photographs have the subject further away and the surrounding environment just as prominent.
Composition rule of thirds ‘usually’ (not above) is used. I will crop a photo, then pull back until some type perspective is included.
The reeds here made it more interesting, gave a sense of where the bird was, and I even liked the rough texture here.
Photographed this bird sitting on a small limb over looking the Connecticut River.
From my spot I was able to get close to about 5 vultures. However, even after a few took flight I still could not ID what type. I’m thinking Turkey Vulture by what I remember of the wings as the flew off.
I captured this bird by chance. EJ was further up a trail chasing something, and as usual I hung back. I know it’s most likely a woodpecker. I admit to looking past them most times for something a little different.
The sparrow was hopping around and looking at me, so I took his photo.
I usually don’t stalk these locals, but I’m not going to miss a chance for a photo either.