Posted by Nick Lust (Hollister, United States) on 12 May 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
Between photographing youth baseball and teaching high school full time, I have not had much time to go out and shoot lately. But sometimes situations present them self.
I was sitting in my living room watching television the other afternoon when I noticed a Blue Jay chick scampering around my backyard. I ran into my office and I grabbed my gear to shoot. I decided to use my Canon 1D Mark IV because of the quick focus and the rapid fire, and I used my 300, 2.8 lens with a 1.4 teleconverter.
I kept my eye on the chick, and then to my astonishment, the mother swooped down to feed her young-ling. It was truly amazing to watch this "circle of life" event unfolding. Maybe it is because of my impending fatherhood that I love this image or maybe it is the idea that it makes for a great Mother's Day photo, but either way, I was glad I witnessed it.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful loving moms out there!
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV