Take time to be different
It would have been easy to get a shot of this Bluejay sitting on top of the fence, but what’s the fun in that? It’s expected, usual, not in the least different. Birds sit on top of fences all the time. Not so common, and less often photographed, is one in a fence.
Taking the time to capture the unexpected, the uncommon, something different, will help make your photos more interesting. Yes, it does take time. Often you have to wait. I could have quickly made an image of the Bluejay sitting on the fence, but waiting and watching paid off with a much more interesting shot.
There is more below the image.
Make Your Own Way
This Bluejay seems to be a little uncoördinated. This made for a great shot as it tried to get on top of the fence. The concept of fence-sitting seems to have escaped this one, and I was there to take advantage of the clumsiness.
Finding your own way is good. There is no rule that says you have to do everything the same way everyone else does. This bird certainly didn’t. It did make it to the top of the fence, by the way.
Whether in photography or in living your life, do things a little differently. It adds interest, and it enables you to discover things you might otherwise miss. Besides, it may be fun. Especially if you slow down and take time to see that life is beautiful.
The next time you’re out shooting take a little time. Look for things that aren’t just there, but are waiting to be. Anticipate, and wait for good things to happen. Of course, if you’re doing still life the wait may be quite long and is not advised.