I’d never really thought about the rule of thirds before – it’s a composition tool; breaking your picture into thirds and having the focus of your photograph framed in one of the outer edges or thirds instead of in the centre. To me, some pictures need to be centred, and others do not.

We took a walk in a local nature preserve last week and I took these shots.

I knew they would take off as soon as they sensed us, so I snuck up on them. Finally, I got them as they took off.
I knew they would take off as soon as they sensed us, so I snuck up on them. Finally, I got them as they took off.
I don't know what set him off, but am I ever glad it did. He's the new Gander on the block.
I don’t know what set him off, but am I ever glad it did. He’s the new Gander on the block.
This is what he looked like just a moment later. You'd never know his feathers had moved at all.
This is what he looked like just a moment later. You’d never know his feathers had moved at all.
For some odd reason, he set out over land instead of swimming around the tiny  out-cropping on the shore.
For some odd reason, he set out over land instead of swimming around the tiny out-cropping on the shore.
How beautiful he is in his intensity.
How beautiful he is in his intensity.

I love the birds and always come back to them. Always will. I treasure the moments I spend by the water’s edge, trying to capture them ‘on film’ in all their elements, all their beauty and, thirdly, all their glory.

For more thirds, go to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Rule of Thirds.”

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