Friday, September 12, 2008

This Way

I was clearing a bunch of pictures off my camera this week and came across this photo of a heron. We had gone for a boat ride and my dad had shut off the motor so it wouldn't scare it away. It calmly stood on that rock as we drifted by and I managed to get oh, I don't know, about 57 pictures of this one bird. That's the good thing about digital cameras. You can take as many pictures as you want, pick and choose the best, then delete the rest. My problem is that I see each one differently, representing a certain time, a slice of life that I just can't discard with the push of a button. So now I'm stuck with 57 pictures of a heron.

Inner Tube by Michael Ondaatje





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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shot of the heron. I am like you when I see something like that I take tons of pictures because you just never know the next one could be a better picture than the one before.

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  2. That is a really nice shot but I'm like you. I came back from the zoo with 50 monkey pictures. All of the same monkey of course.

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  3. I love the picture of the heron, standing so still on the rock! Yes, many pictures on a digital camera! Thank goodness for digital!
    Loved the poem!

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  4. I need CliffsNotes on some of these poems.

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  5. That is a great picture. I miss seeing those birds everywhere from when I lived in Florida.

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  6. And for a moment, that heron felt like a supermodel!!!

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  7. I love taking pictures of lil creatures! You can only imagine how many pics I have of the neighborhood squirell and chipmunk! Nice poem Ali.

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  8. Love the photo and the poem! Thanks for sharing!

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