30 Days of Creativity: Day 15


ISO 100, 110mm, f 5.6, 1/250s

Motion in photographs is something I struggle with.  I often just want the clearest, crispest, high shutter speed capture of and image frozen in time.  But sometimes the best images actually show motion blur.  It gives the impression that something is moving with a relative speed to the camera.  The more blur, the faster the motion.  Capturing an image with a high shutter speed eliminates any sense of motion.

I originally thought this photo was a waste because of the blur on the bird.  But the more I looked at it (and cropped it), I realized that this image really just shows how quickly these birds fly.  I was lucky to capture the bird in the frame in the first place!  Overall, I like the contrast of the lady, frozen by the camera, and the bird flying rapidly away looking for her next prey.

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