More portfolio pictures
I am constantly working with my portfolio. I add pictures, remove, do some new editing to improve them etc. Most of the time I don´t inform about my work with the portfolios, but now I felt it was time to give everyone a head ups that I am actually doing something with them.
At the moment I have 21 different pictures in my bird portfolio. Most of them are of wild birds, but some are also from Nordens Ark or Borås Zoo.
Tonight I added one picture to the portfolio and it is this one of a Common Whitethroat.
I took the picture last Saturday out in the fields along Säveån. The hour was late and the sun was setting and the reason I got out was that I needed some air. I had returned home around 16:00 from a 9 hours trip to Halland where I took some good Grey Heron photos, but also Gadwall, Great Cromorant and Water Rail to name a few.
My mind wasn´t set for anything I just went out switching on the auto pilot. As soon as I got near my special spot I could hear a sound that I hadn´t heard before. It took some time before I could take a picture of the culprit, but the hard backlight made the identification hard. So I stayed put to see what happened. You need to be persistent and not give up. I actually think this is one of the traits that you need if you are to become a wildlife photographer. Never give up.
It took another 10 minutes and then the bird appeared just in front of me, just a couple of meters from where I stood. Some might call it luck, but I would say determination.
The Whitethroat stayed in front of the lens for a minute before it disappeared into a bush nearby. It felt like it wanted to take a closer look to determine if I was a treat or not.
It all resulted in this picture that I decided should end up in my bird portfolio.
So go there and check my bird portfolio. I hope you will enjoy the pictures there.