This might be a terrible picture. I can’t decide. I almost deleted it right away in my camera before downloading it to my computer. But what I do know is that it caught my attention and still holds my interest. Yes, from a technical standpoint, it has many flaws, including that the subject (an ibis) is almost completely out of focus. I also don’t like that the tip of its wing is outside the frame. It’s underexposed as well.
And yet for me there’s something a bit surreal about this picture. I don’t participate in the weekly WordPress photo challenge, but if I did, this would be my entry for dreamy.
The underexposure makes it more dreamlike, I feel. And the motion blur makes my eye travel across the picture, almost as if I’m trying to find the focus that the camera didn’t. In addition, I absolutely love the uncommon perspective on this shot. It makes me feel as though I’m flying along with the ibis, but high above it. It’s not often you get to shoot down on a bird that’s in flight.
So what are your thoughts? Should this picture have been deleted? Or is it a keeper?