How to take a risk without rEGRETs!

Should I or shouldn’t I? That was the question, and I had to decide if I was going to venture out of my comfort zone. It’s interesting how some genes skip a generation. When it comes to taking a risk, I’m looking for the door.

My two boys, on the other hand, laugh in the face of risk. What that means is one of them loves roller-coasters and the other loves to kayak out into the open ocean. Two things you wouldn’t catch me doing even if I was physically able to.

However, the picture that I am sharing with you today which turns out to be my favourite from the month of September came because I took a risk.



It’s not particularly recommended to take a photograph in the middle of the day when the sun is overhead.

A photograph makes an impression and touches our emotions when we see all the different points of interest created by the light, shadows and colours.

Therefore, the best time to take these photos would be early morning or evening.

In the case of the Egret picture I’m sharing with you, the sun was actually directly in front of me. You can notice the reflections, glare and brightness along the shore and on the water in front of the Egret.

That was the risk.



Camera: NIKON CAMERA D7200

Lens Model: 150-600.0mm

Shutter Speed: 1/2000s

F- Number: f/11

ISO: ISO 800

Another piece of equipment that helped me was a Lens hood that is sits on top of my detachable 150-600.0mm lens. The lens hood was essential in cutting out any flare which could have affected the lens.



Like any risk we take, sometimes it pays off, other times it comes back to bite you. I would always recommend that you take bird photographs at times when there is an exciting environment around it.

Yet, taking the risk and using different settings will at times pay off.

In my case, I used many different settings. Later,  a little editing using Photoshop brought what I feel are some nice results.


Dad About UsThis week I have also started to post some of my older articles on Medium. In time, I may post different articles on Medium to the more tutorial based ones here.

If you don’t want to miss out, then please follow me on Medium.

I am really grateful for all the likes and encouraging comments that I receive with each post.

Have a great week.

Happy Snapping


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