By Ted Grussing
… might have created a sculpture such as this had he done birds instead of the human form. Our Scrub Jay appears to be pondering the meaning of life and all that is … he is on a rock and does appear deep in thought … nice try Ted! The Thinker, by Auguste Rodin, is generally considered a work of art that celebrates knowledge and depicts a man in deep thought pondering all that is.
Anyhow, I took this shot yesterday afternoon at Eric’s home and what amazing bird sanctuary he has created. Many thanks for allowing me to shoot in your back yard! I finally settled on just bringing the Canon 90D on the trip and shooting the 70-200 and the 24-70 lenses. The 70-200 gives me the equivalent of a 320mm lens on the long end with the crop factor and shooting with an f/2.8 setting makes up for the lower ISO settings I will be using to avoid noise in the image. Shooting within the limitations of this body is a breeze and the results are very good. We shall see.
Have to leave very early in the morning to catch my flight so am wrapping a little early … for me.
Enjoy the new day and everything you experience in it … a beautiful rainstorm cleansed the air this afternoon. Enjoy it while it lasts.
May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit.
Though the world knows me not, may my thoughts and actions
be such as shall keep me friendly with myself.
— Max Ehrmann
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