Bruno D'Amicis - Take what comes


That day, as it happens most of the times, the wolves did not show up… I had gotten up very early, drove quite some distance and walked in the snow to reach my lookout point. It looked promising and I had done all what was necessary… I waited three hours just to freeze my butt. At 11AM I had enough and started going back to the car. A few hundred meters before reaching the road, I saw this small flock of goldfinches sweeping the frozen pasture to briefly pause to feed on the dried thistles. I moved slowly and mounted my lens eager to exploit this nice opportunity. Despite being so common, goldfinches in my experience are in fact quite wary and restless subjects. Framing them doing what they do best in a nice winter setting was a dream for me. And a reminder, to always keep the eyes open for what nature offers us spontaneously. Sometimes, it seems that rather than planning everything in detail it is fairly better to embrace serendipity and just take what comes…

Location: Abruzzo, Italy

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