I’m told all the time that I’m a good photographer. Friends praise me, people in cars driving by express their admiration, dragonflies love to pose for me.
So what keeps me humble?
Photos like these!
Recently when I was snapping pix of dragonflies, a large butterfly flew from one end of my front yard to the other.
This was the second or third time that this beautiful, brown flyer has teased and tortured me by moving just quickly and erratically enough that I had trouble focusing on it.
I wanted to get just one crisp, clear photo so badly. Just one!!
Yet all I snapped were lousy pictures.
Almost all of these I would have deleted; however, I kept them to make a point in this blog post.
The minute you think you’re sitting on top of the photographic world, just try to capture pix of a floating butterfly. Think I’ll get me a diet Coke to wash down that piece of humble pie.