The Money Shot in photography is like the brass ring. It always seems to be just out of reach, but it’s that ultimate prize we all keep striving for. Every time I either shoot with, or talk to, other photographers, inevitably The Money Shot gets mentioned.
I am always trying to improve my photography, or trying to get that one certain shot. This past weekend we were doing an art show and had parked the RV in a vacant lot with a bunch of other artists and their RVs. The first day, we were outside talking to friends and I noticed a kestrel in a nearby palm tree. Now I love kestrels, they are so colorful and very pretty. We see them in Wyoming and I am always trying to get good images of them, so this was a great thing to see. Later that day I saw 2 in the same spot, and realized it was a male and female pair. The next morning they were together in the tree, but I could hardly see the male. He flew off, and I got some photos of the female.
I’m feeling a little like a bird whisperer or something. It’s been a Week of Great Bird Encounters, some I would never ever expect.
I told you guys in a past post that the blue heron fly the second they detect you are around. Which is always long before I get to see them. The other day I got extremely lucky though. I had spotted an egret in the river, and as I got closer I noticed two blue herons. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw this story the other day about the Heron, and the otter. It was a fun encounter, and totally unexpected. The best part was the heron was in no hurry to go anywhere, and just flew, hopped down the river. Giving me great opportunity for photos.
This magnificent wild stallion just knows, he is all that and a bag of chips. He pranced around, leaped in the air, fought with another stallion or two, and generally was a complete joy to watch.
We went out the other morning looking for horses, and came across a nice group of bachelor stallions. Mornings are generally a good time to see some rambunctious behavior anyway, and a bachelor group is always ripe for action.
This strawberry roan was feeling like a million bucks, and was letting everyone know it.
After he mixed it up with this guy, he started in with another stallion. This one was more willing to put him in his place too.