Second Chances

Yesterday, I posted a capture that I was afraid would be my only sighting of a Baltimore Oriole in my yard.  Fortunately, a got a second chance since they seem to like the feeders we have out.  I am happy to have gotten a nice bird portrait.  This was the result of two things, luck and patience.

Patience is a virtue.  It is however, one that is learned and not one that just happens.  Those who have no patience are often disappointed, angry or sad.  To gain patience requires dealing with the same situations which annoy the impatient without getting bent out of shape.

Patience comes from exercise and anyone who works out alot knows that excercise is sometimes unpleasant or painful.  Yet, no pain, no gain.  So, I will continue to do my patience exercises.  Going back to the window over and over, in hope that I will see something interesting.  Many people would think this foolish behavior but I think the results are worth the effort.

Baltimore Oriole
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D500
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/7.1 – 1/400 sec – ISO 320

#BirdWatching #birds #BaltimoreOriole #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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