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I WISH I…

had a flash on…

March2013-01

Just came back from a great Road Scholar Digital Photography trip. I had a great group of people to share my passion for photography with and to create great photographs!

We found something fantastic to photograph one afternoon.

I was trying to convince Omar, our driver, to take us to the supermarket to buy hot sauce, when he said, “well, do you want hot sauce or do you want great green macaws?” … tough call!

We got to the place where the great green macaws where nesting, and we witnessed an incredible show: the macaws were trying to prevent a pair of parrots and a caracara from entering their nest.

I took a few photos with great excitement, I don’t really have a good photo of a wild Great Green Macaw, so this was a great opportunity! I was aiming for a great photograph! As I took the photo above, I just new it would be a great one… BUT, it wasn’t.

The photo is not sharp enough and the colors are just not great… If only I had taken the time to put my flash on I probably would have gotten the photo I wanted…

Anyways, even though it is a photo that I will not enter on a contest, I still want to show it and share it with you all!

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Acabo de regresar de un excelente viaje de Road Scholar Digital Photography. Tuve un excelente grupo de gente con quién compartir mi pasión por la fotografía y con quién crear grandes fotos!

Una tarde encontramos algo increíble que fotografiar.

Estaba tratando de convencer a Omar, nuestro conductor, de llevarnos al supermercado a comprar chilero, cuando me dijo, “bueno, quiere chilero o quiere lapas verdes?” … qué difícil decisión!

Llegamos al lugar donde estaban anidando las lapas verdes y presenciamos un espectáculo increíble: Las lapas estaban tratando de evitar que un par de loras y un caracara entrara en su nido.

Tomé algunas fotos con mucha emoción, ya que no tengo ninguna foto buena de una lapa silvestre, así que esta era una gran oportunidad! Estaba tratando de logar una buena foto! Cuando estaba tomando la foto arriba, yo sabía que iba a ser una buena foto… PERO, no lo fue.

La foto no está suficientemente nítida y los colores no son los mejores… Si tan sólo hubiera sacado el tiempo para poner el flash, tal vez hubiera logrado la foto que quería…

En fin, aunque la foto no la usaré para entrar en un concurso, igual quiero compartirla con todos!