Don’t Give Up!

Clipped wings, out of focus, underexposed – They can’t all be winners! I post lots of successful bird photographs here and on social media. But please realize that I spend hours each day, and many days each month to get the one or two gems you see here. Much of the time, things just don’t work out like I hope they will. That is usually because it’s my fault. I am somehow deficient. But I will never give up because when it works, it is so rewarding that I will gladly suffer the slings and arrows of failure.

If you have tried to do a certain kind of photography yet failed, you are not alone. I too have failed. Many times. Probably more often than you. But I keep trying. In fact, I have to keep trying. And so do you.

The worst thing anyone can do is go through life without trying. That is FAR worse than failing. Whatever you are afraid of, run towards it. I know it’s counterintuitive, but it’s true. Just get it over with. The worry you feel about what might go wrong is almost ALWAYS worse than what ACTUALLY does go wrong. Embrace your fear, take a chance, try, try and try again.

If you are truly passionate about something, and you have applied yourself, studied, practiced and put your heart into it, you will eventually succeed.

If I can do it – anyone can. Really.

I am rooting for you.

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