I had headed out the other day to find some more of the local birds with the new Z 9 and the 100-400 down by the lagoon. The tide was out and most of the birds were way off in the distance. After walking for a bit and taking pictures of tiny specs against the sky, decided to work with what was available rather than sulk about not getting the shots I wanted. That is the thing about photography, you can’t always count on getting the shot you want, but you can always shift your perspective and find something worth photographing.

As a kid, I always loved seeing the cattails at the local fishing pond. I always thought it was cool when they popped open and the seeds started to float away. Walking along the water’s edge and seeing these cattails took me right back to being a kid at the fishing pond. So that little shift brought back some great memories of my childhood. The gift of the photographs.