Jun 16, 2010


Originally uploaded by Rick Blythe.
Here is a photo I took in my backyard with a 70-300mm zoom. It's an Ok shot of a bird, not special in any way, just a snapshot really.

What I would comment about this photo though is the background. When I was framing this photo my attention was very much focused on the bird. They move very quickly and I missed many shots before I got this one. But here's the point. I knew I had to un-clutter my background or else the photo would definitely be one for the recycle bin.

By consciously remembering to watch my background I got a keeper. The background in this shot is the distant and non-distracting brick of my home. Perfect.