I am revisiting the owl photos from Phillippe Park which were posted in February because there is news to report. When I heard that there was an owlet at the park I headed there asap, and because of how wonderfully birders share their information I was able to find the tree. The nest was surrounded by photographers most every day, present, but respectful of the nest. They dubbed this owlet Charlotte, they alternate male and female names every year. So this might have been new to me but it’s an annual event. I only went there to photograph the owlet twice, and shortly after the second visit the photographers reported that Charlotte had fallen out of the tree and scratched her eye. She was taken to Sarasota for rehab, and several unsuccessful attempts to return her to the nest ensued, and there was much debate among birders as to whether she should have been taken from the nest at all. But there is good news to report. She was recently returned to the nest area in Philippe park and is reported to have a parent with her in the trees. All of my info is second hand, or actually third hand, but I choose to be happy and hope that that owl has a long life ahead of her in that beautiful park.
Looking for photos of the owlet has reminded me that I have never set Lightroom in my computer to fully take advantage of the abilities of the program to organize your photos. You can tag your photos, and then a search for ‘owls’ would have brought up all my owl photos. You can rate your photos as they are imported into your computer, or you might choose to color code them, and Jeff, fearless leader of the group, talks about how quickly he can find a photo he might be looking for among his thousands of photos. But I’m a beginner, and he also talks about the silly things that beginners think they need to do. Like delete unusable photos one by one, when it’s also possible to tag the photos you will eventually delete and then purge them in one fell swoop. It drives me crazy when he talks about beginners and the silly things that they do, mostly because it’s as if he has been reading my mind. A little, or possibly a lot of organization is needed, I see that now. Alas, I don’t have new photos to share, but these are the ones I used previously.