With spring well underway here in the Rockies, life has come back to the landscape. With all the colors and sounds competing for my attention it is difficult to settle on just one subject. My tendency is to keep looking and keep shooting in all directions all day long. The Balsam root over shadows the larkspur, lupine, and shooting stars. Montana is having a good wet spring. That means great wildflowers for photography starting at lower elevations progressing to higher points by mid summer.
The birds are back and in great color and condition, each walk in the field provides multiple opportunities for new species. Preoccupied with the breeding season birds may sometimes be more approachable. I have to remind myself to keep respectful of distance as to not flush or stress my subjects. A hide or a car can act to reduce a photographers presence. It may take a little time for the subject to work its way into a good shooting position. The time spent waiting is meditation for me, as it allows me to relax and learn while watching the light change over the landscape. This is valuable time for me and the subjects. Time well spent not running around.