As photographers we love equipment. But if we tell ourselves that we don't have the "right" gear, we risk closing the door on great images.
A long telephoto lens would have let me get right in on this heron fishing from a rock. But I didn't have a long lens with me. If I had said to myself: heron = bird; bird = bird photography; bird photography = long lens; I would have given up. Instead, I looked at the bigger scene. I knew the heron would fly off eventually and I waited for that. I used the heron as the finishing element in the total composition.
posted by Ted Nodwell