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I’ve told myself over and over that if a person wants to take some good photos, you have to go take pictures! I think we all forget this from time to time.

If you have a half hour to spare on a nice day, grab a sandwich and your camera and head to the nearest park. You might be surprised what you might be able to capture.

Even a goofy chipmunk makes a good picture after a few days off from the camera habit.

It was interesting to see what appeared after sitting for just 15 minutes or so.

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I put my telephoto lens on and set the shutter speed to 1/1000 of a second. When something moved I shot it. Nice bright sunny days make this easy.

It was soothing and relaxing sitting out in the sun. And in the Zen spirit, on a nice spring day, it’s good for the soul to spend a little time contemplating nature and letting a little bit of stress go.

I did have to walk about ten steps to take the shot of the Mallard. But I managed that feat of exercise without a sweat.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Don’t waste the nice days. A half hour break with your camera in your hand beats an hour of sitting at your desk eating your sandwich and looking at all the emails in your inbox.

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It isn’t easy to do something different. Until you do it, that is. Get up and go get your camera. While you are doing that, decide on a nearby spot where you can take a quick break and take some photos. Then just stand up and do it.

So bust loose and do it. Work will not mind waiting for a few minutes today.

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