Perched Bird, Labrador Park


I’m drawn to solitary images.

I’ve kind of been on my own since I was 16.  Though I am not a hermit by any stretch of the imagination, I need daily solitude time.

In sardine-packed Singapore, any image evoking solitude appeals to me. Even birds.

(Although sardines may attract birds.)

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Side note to my friend Christine. Hey Christine, you’ve often asked if I’m snapping 24/7 to capture, what you called, “the moment.” Well, no. And yes.

I don’t have my finger on the trigger all the time just randomly snapping away. But I ALWAYS have my camera with me; at least two (counting the camera phone), sometimes three. What happened here was that I had just finished a walk at Labrador Park. As I was driving out, I saw this bird perched high on the tree with the backdrop of patterned clouds. I immediately pictured the picture and stopped the car. It wasn’t a legal stop but it was a quiet road. I put on my hazard lights, whipped out my camera (in this case Canon 5D MkII with 100-400) and took a few shots. So yeah, I’m not snapping 24/7 but I’m on standby and on alert 24/7. That’s why sometimes I get sensory fatigue and I need to be alone in quiet places. Like this bird. 

 

 

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