Did I mention that, to be a nature photographer, you had to get up early? No one ever looks back on their life and says, “I wish I spent more time in bed.”
Okay, wait, that’s probably a tad inaccurate. It likely happens a few hundred thousand times daily. That doesn’t make it a bad proverb, though.
Okay, yes it does. But ignoring all that, if you want to get interesting nature photos, get your lazy ass out of bed anyway. And be aware that the sun moves very quickly when you’re counting on backlighting, and may simply stop throwing light through your chosen subject even as you’re trying to focus. Seriously, I had to abandon another, even more photogenic leaf as it dropped into shadow again. But I guess I can’t complain.
Okay, yes I can, and frequently do. Cuss a lot while shooting, too (and, for that matter, at all other times.) Maybe I should quit here…