While some may question the appeal of a slow-paced, four-minute video, I hope that there is value in showing my process – slowing down and appreciating the world’s natural wonders. The video serves as a reminder to take a moment to breathe and find peace in the beauty of nature.




Behind the Scenes at Reifel Bird Sanctuary

As a photographer, each day offers a chance to capture the beauty and intricacies of the world around us. My recent adventure took me to the George C. Reifel Bird Sanctuary, where I had the pleasure of photographing the stunning avian inhabitants and documenting my journey in a behind-the-scenes video.

The cool, blustery morning set the tone for my visit as I made my way to the sanctuary, nestled among the tranquility of nature. With cameras in hand (on a cart actually – docs orders, recovering from a little hernia op), I set off along the winding trails, taking in the spring foliage, small ponds, and lakes that weave their way through the landscape.

As I explored the place, I allowed the day to unfold naturally, letting the birds reveal themselves as I immersed myself in their habitat. From majestic eagles to vibrant songbirds, each feathered friend brought with it a unique charms and challenges. The abundance of ducks, serenely gliding across the water, presented the perfect opportunity to capture their grace and beauty. I really love the way their colours are reflected on the water

With the peacefulness of the surroundings providing a calming backdrop, I positioned myself for many images, appreciating the stillness of the sanctuary, interrupted only by the occasional rustle of leaves and the calls of the birds.

The hours passed in a haze of birdsong and camera clicks, and soon it was time to wrap up my visit. As I packed away my gear, I felt grateful for the opportunity to spend time among these magnificent creatures and share their beauty with the world.

Beyond the satisfaction of capturing stunning images, the day also reminded me of the importance of nature on my mental health. The serene environment of the sanctuary provided a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, allowing me to disconnect and find solace in the present moment.

Despite the blustery conditions, the day was a success, and I left the sanctuary with a collection of captivating images and lasting memories. As I look forward to my next photographic adventure, I carry with me the lessons learned from this experience and the knowledge that sometimes, the best moments come when we allow ourselves to be guided by the beauty that surrounds us.

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