Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who Fouled-up the Tomigusuku Wetlands ?

This series of photos is not what I usually show the world.

My goal, with photography and travel writing, is to show you the beauty of Okinawa.

The Tomigusuku wetlands is where these photos were taken, yesterday.

We were searching for Black-faced Spoonbills, a bird I had never photographed before.

The birds are an endangered species that visits Okinawa, about this time, every year.

 Not wanting to scare them, I walked around the marsh with a 50-500mm Sigma lens.

That way, I could shoot wide angle, or zoom from a distance.

 One of the rules in photography, is to eliminate distractions in the photo.

The viewer's eyes should be attracted to the subject, not anything else.

The best way to get great wildlife photos, is to take plenty of shots.

Then, you may be able to crop out any distractions when you process the photos, later.

At the end of the day, I had plenty of Spoonbill photos and, other birds, as well.

It's a good thing I was tired and didn't delete this series of photos.

People need to see where these endangered birds are living.

Suppose, some school decided to take the children for a field trip.

Teach kids all about nature and wildlife.

That way, maybe, they will become responsible, nature-loving citizens when they grow up.

Do you have any idea, who fouled up Tomigusuku's wetlands?

Me neither but, I bet, it wasn't the birds!


Map It! Okinawa said...

Yeah, that is pretty sad. Hope this raises awareness.

RyukyuMike said...

Let's go check it out. Maybe, somebody already cleaned the mess-up.