Simply snapping away is certainly not being mindful of the images I wish to make. I choose my subjects carefully and wait. The waiting part, as does the stillness I work to achieve while around these birds, takes a bit of cultivation.
I paused in this moment to capture this bird in flight. I pan the flight with my camera and snapped the shutter just as he was in place to also capture the bucket in the background. A show of thoughtlessness on the part of human contribution.
Just one slim example of the debris that is thrown in the waterways and habitats of nature. A perfect reminder to pause.