The Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rest got me thinking about a dilemma I sometimes have as a photographer.
If a species can settle down and rest in front of you it means it’s relaxed and therefore you’re not stressing it. At the same time, editors often want photos of species doing something, a behavioral shot. It makes for a more interesting image than a species simply sitting there. So while I want the subject to relax in front of me I would like it to do something interesting.
A male Common Pochard resting. It was really the ripples on the water that caught my eye.
A Bewick’s Swan sleeping.
A European Rabbit resting.
An immature Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada having stopped off on its way south for the winter.