When I go outside for a walk with my camera, I pay a lot of attention to the things around me, and I usually decide if it’s worth to take a picture in a situation or not. But to be honest, sometimes I just take a photo without thinking a lot about it, I talk about random photos that I take spontaneously. This can happen if I am curious how the photo would turn out, if I want to see something up close later on the computer screen, if I am experimenting, or just for the fun to press the shutter button. You maybe know what I mean, I don’t always have a clear idea nor do I always know if I will be happy about the photo when I see it on the screen.
You can see one of these photos in this post, a photo of a rook bird. The only thing that made me take the photo was that I was literally on eye level with the bird. The photo was possible because there were two ways, the paved walkway where you see the bird, and a sloping and sandy path beside it where I was walking. This made me think it could be an interesting shot, and it was the only reason why I shot the photo, which means it was just an experimental photo to me. But I’ve been impressed immediately at home when I saw the photo on the screen, there are a few things that I really like about the photo.
I mentioned already the first reason, I’ve been on eye level with the bird, and I really like this type of photography. Then it is a close-up photo and you can see details, I like that too. I am happy that the subject is somewhat nicely isolated, and only the fence in the background is a little bit distracting. I do also like the simplicity of the scene, it’s just a rook, but the rook is walking in a direction, the legs and claws show the direction. I am pretty much happy with the photo, it was almost just a random shot, but it turned out so well in my opinion, and I am really starting to like bird photography.