Thursday, April 7, 2011

Learning Patience

When I was younger my Dad taught me patience. He took me flyfishing and taught me to wait for the right time to move in on a fish that was feeding. He taught me to sit on the river bank and watch the waters surface for a trout to rise. I still flyfish and still have the patience he taught me. Now I use that patience while I'm out taking photographs. The hummingbird moth is a swift and fast flyer and don't hold still long. They move in on a flower and feed quickly form one blossom to another. So I sit and wait and wait for one to come to the flower I'm sitting by. It don't always work, but when it does it is a joy to be close to one of these small creatures. So patience is a big part of my photography. Waiting for the right light...the right sunset or flower to bloom.