I got a bit excited the other day. I had my new mirrorless camera and I did what I swore I wouldn’t do, I bought another lens that’s made for that camera. On sale of course, so I feel a bit better about it. The thing about the lens I’ve loved for so long is that I can keep it on the camera all the time. Butterflies or birds on a far off branch, I’m ready to take a shot. But mirrorless is the way things are going in the world of cameras, and they are much lighter weight as well as more technically advanced. And I hadn’t upgraded for over three years. It’s a huge step up, even if it wasn’t the most expensive option out there. It was a huge upgrade for me. So I was anxious to try it out, and John Chestnut Park was a sure bet for some birds. But it presented some challenges since my subjects were really too close to me for the best shots with the new lens. I went home a little disappointed, but not discouraged.
Many cliches come to mind. Practice makes perfect. If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. I was so busy being disappointed with all the failed shots that I didn’t notice that all the shots weren’t failures. Practice, practice, practice.