- having no mistakes or flaws
- completely correct or accurate
Here's the conversation with myself that took place when I looked at the photo above.
Side #1 - I like this!
Side #2 - The bird feeder is too dark and slightly crooked. Once again, you'll have to crop it to make sure it's composed better! Can you not remember the Rule of Thirds before you click the shutter button?
Side #1 - I love the fluttering wings
Side #2 - Well, it looks like everything is fluttering! Do you see that it's not perfectly focused. A faster shutter speed would have worked better.
Side #1 - I'm so glad I caught the finches at my new feeder
Sides #2 - You may be glad, BUT you know you've seen much better photos of birds; so crisp and clear that you can see each little feather!
Side #1 - I think this will be my photo of the day, the one I'll post on my 365 groups.
Side #2 - IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!
So many times I follow the critical part of me; the one that expects perfection. So many times I do not post a picture because it's something less than perfect.
This time I didn't let that critical part of me win. I posted it in flickr and here I am posting it on my blog. I expect perfection in most things I do, and seriously that's just not possible. I need to worry less about the skills of other photographers and concentrate on improving my own skills. I read recently that "success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only."
This is true not only in photography, but my life. I can't continue to expect myself to be the perfect wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, or sister. I am who I am and that's it. Oh, there's room for improvement; yes there is, but I'm tired of beating myself up because of the "should haves." I have to embrace the fact that I am less than perfect. Live each day the best I can, leave yesterday behind me, and look to be better tomorrow.
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