Try and try again

January 14, 2010

With a lot of things, the more you do it the better the results. I’ve been spending a lot of time with the same subjects, because each time I get different aspects of their existence. I got the frame above a few days ago of a duck in Holmes Run in Alexandria. I feel like the water adds something nice and it just feels right.

The duck has always been cautious of me and usually doesn’t spend too much time around. But through frequent visits, I have been able to stay longer without spooking it.

Today was one of my best days with it on the comfort level. I was able to sit and observe for an extended amount of time at close range.

It might seem self-explanatory, but the key to closing in on most shy animals is to walk slowly, pause often and seem submissive. When you’ve reached a desired distance, sit quietly and limit eye contact until you’re behind your camera.

One Response to “Try and try again”

  1. Bridget Says:

    I love these shots!

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