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“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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“And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too.” — Alexander Pope

“The cornucopia that greets you as you enter the supermarket dwarfs anything that Louis XIV ever experienced (and it is probably less likely to contain salmonella).” — Matt Ridley

“Persons of genius, it is true, are, and are always likely to be, a small minority; but in order to have them, it is necessary to preserve the soil in which they grow.” — John Stuart Mill

“Why is it that the universe hates me? I cut my finger. I grab a bandage. It turns out the bandage is packaged so that someone with a cut finger cannot open the bandage. It’s impossible! It’s like they want to protect nuclear materials with that wrapper!” — Scott Bourne

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20210129

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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“People know much more than they understand.[ed]” — Alfred Adler

“At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.” — George Orwell

“Trial, on the other hand, is quite scarce, especially in some organizations. People mistakenly believe that one way to successfully avoid error is to avoid trial. We need more trial.” — Seth Godin

“Got my COVID shot today. There were some side effects. After getting the shot I turned into a fat, ugly, old, man. Other than that – I am fine.” — Scott Bourne

 

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“Smile, it enhances your face value.” — Dolly Parton

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.”
Rabindranath Tagore

“In this world without quiet corners, there can be no easy escapes from history, from hullabaloo, from terrible, unquiet fuss.” – Salman Rushdie

“We can put a man on the moon, but we cannot invent a luggage cart that goes the direction it’s supposed to!” — Scott Bourne

 

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“Scary, isn’t it? But what wonderful thing didn’t start out scary?” — Isaac Marion

“The delete button is technically there, but the truth is that in the amount of time it took you to delete a post, some evil person out there is laughing over the screenshot they just took of it. Words live on forever. Insider tip: pretend the delete button doesn’t exist.” — Aliza Licht

“My advice to people 1. Don’t memorize anything you can look up. 2. Spend your money on experiences, not possessions. 3. Life’s just too damn short not to eat that last cookie! [ed]” — Scott Bourne

“I don’t use many apps. I use naps.” — Aaron Levie

 

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“To get thine ends, lay bashfulness aside; Who fears to ask, doth teach to be deny’d.” — Robert Herrick

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” — A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Best Friends Library

“The creative process is much more about failure than success. Go be creative, even if you think you aren’t ready. None of us is ready.” — Scott Bourne

“When it comes to Chinese food I have always operated under the policy that the less known about the preparation the better.” — Calvin Trillin

 

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“Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.” — Oliver Cromwell

“There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.” — Montesquieu

“Be different so that people can see you clearly amongst the crowds. Being different is what makes you interesting and beautiful.” — Scott Bourne

“Any umpire who claims he has never missed a play is… well, an umpire.” — Ron Luciano, American Major League Baseball umpire

 
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Scott Bourne Demonstrates One Dilemma of a Wildlife Photographer

Followers of JBRish know that I enjoy photography. It is a hobby that allows people to express themselves and exercise their imagination. One of my favorite subjects is wildlife which usually consists of birds, rodents, small animals, etc.

As I try to learn as much as I can from as many different sources, one of the people I admire and follow via the Internet is Scott Bourne. I wrote about him and his contribution to the photography community in a blog post Scott Bourne – Gifts from A Life in Photography

Yesterday he tweeted a picture that I thought was indicative of the problems, unforeseen circumstances, etc. of a wildlife photographer. The composite shows Scott with his camera and a thousand pound bear standing in the way of his exit via boat.

As I learned recently while filming a group of Elk, when dealing with living subjects, a photographer must be ever vigilant, expect the unexpected and react wisely.

Scott Bourne Photographing a Bear
“Scott Bourne Photographing a Bear and Demonstrating a Problem Faced by Wildlife Photgraphers”

 

Photograph courtesy of a tweet by Scott Bourne. Copyright with All Rights Reserved

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Scott Bourne – Gifts from A Life in Photography

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James

Let me preface this post by pointing out what a great time it is to be interested in photography or to be a photographer whether it is from a hobbyist or professional perspective. It is so easy to take for granted the wealth of information available to us today because of the Internet.

There aren’t many artists, professionals in any field or accomplished practitioners of a given skill who would willingly and freely give away their hard-earned knowledge. Many of us, when we learn a special trick or secret, would like to hold it as though it would give us an edge. Scott Bourne is not one of those people.


picture of Scott Bourne
Picture Courtesy of a screen shot from YouTube Video, The Grid #49 – Guest: Scott Bourne

For those who don’t know Scott, I would like to make the introduction. He can be found almost on a daily basis sharing his knowledge and skills. This is information he has worked years to codify and embrace and he offers it to anyone with the inclination to read or listen.

Recently, for example, he posted an article describing the use of the relatively new Adobe Portfolio option. Naturally he tried it first and then wrote about his experiences and not only that, he posted his portfolio (not completed at the time I am writing this; just experimental) for all to see. This isn’t just theory, this is real!

Another thing I have to appreciate is that Scott is a no-nonsense guy. You wouldn’t have to read too many posts or listen to more than one podcast to find that out! And that’s a good thing! When he says that he has tried almost every new camera, he means it. He can speak to the pros and cons of many cameras available currently and he does. I don’t have the resources, time or skill to assess these things, but you can get a head start in such matters by listening to Scott on his photofocus podcasts or by reading his posts at photofocus.com

Enough by way of introduction. Let me share some of Scott Bourne’s work and explain why I admire and follow him. (By the way…I am not a relative of Scott’s. I have no vested interest in writing this post except to recommend his work as a resource for those who want to become better photographers in general, and especially those interested in bird photography.)

It is not easy to pick out the work I like best because there is so much goodness out there.

Let me just share a few pictures.


Wolf with pup
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

This is a beautiful, tender picture capturing the relationship of the adult with a pup. The viewer can sense the emotional connection and the wariness of the ever-vigilant adult.

Perhaps Scott is best known for his bird photographs and this picture of a barn owl is amazing. Not only is this a beautiful picture of the animal, but the composition is perfect. (arrows are from the screen capture and are not part of the original photo)


Barn owl in window
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

I enjoy bird photography and one of the most difficult pictures to capture is an excellent photograph of a bird in flight. There is even an abbreviation for it..BIF. Realize that one must capture the bird while it is flying by making sure to track it correctly with perhaps a zoom lens and making sure that the lighting and composition are as good as possible. Go into your back yard and try this even if it is not with a zoom lens. It is difficult. That’s what makes some of these pictures truly outstanding!


Egret in flight
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

The picture above is one of my favorites. It shows the motion of the bird and yet the face of the bird remains sharp. The viewer can sense the motion. I just find this captivating. NOTE – This was a screen shot and was slightly cropped on the right and left sides.


Tufted puffin
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

Who doesn’t like puffins? Doesn’t this Tufted Puffin look majestic? The details and colors are truly stunning!

Scott has made many trips to specifically photograph eagles. And he has a bevy of pictures of these regal birds so I will just include the two following as examples.


Fishing
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne


Juvenile Eagle
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

This (above) is a juvenile eagle which has not grown into his adult coloring.

Not only does Scott Bourne have “the eye” to capture the essence of the bird such as plumage, movement and coloration. He also demonstrates his flare for the drama and beauty to be found in nature such as this shot at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.


Cranes at sunset at the Bosque
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

And it is not just birds. Scott enjoys all wildlife such as this Coastal Brown Bear; Grizzly.


Standing coastal brown bear
All Photos used with permission and Copyright by Scott Bourne

Thank you Scott Bourne for being so generous and giving so much to the photographic community. I know you have inspired many others and will continue to do so!

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Some bird photography resources created by Scott.

A Simple Primer on Photographing Birds in Flight

How To Photograph Birds | 20 Tips & Some Resources

About Bird Photography – Finding The Birds

Photographing Birds – What NOT To Do

More “general” resources from Scott:

10 Things Beginning Photographers Should Know

Details Matter – Going The Last Mile For A Better Photograph

On the Light Stalking website, Scott has several e-Books that are available free of charge. I have read some of them and I an assure you, just studying the photographs will be inspirational and educational.

Essays on Inspiration, Vision and Creativity in Photography, by Scott Bourne

A Photographer’s E-Guide to Making Sharp Photographs, by Scott Bourne

Nine Motivational Essays on Photography, by Scott Bourne

You can see more of Scott’s work at his 500px siteClick Here

STATUS QUOtes — 20160204

“Time is the one loan that no one can repay.” — Unknown

“We all want a bargain, but none of us wants to BE the bargain.” — Scott Bourne

“I think it is important to realize that you can miss something, but not want it back.” — Paulo Coelho

“We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.” — Don Marquis

 

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