I spent the day trying to capture this guy, but he kept teasing me by flying past then hiding whenever I’d get my camera out.
Eventually I managed to get 3 shots of him, and one turned out (In my opinion) magnificent.
Birthday Girl at Pump House, Darling Harbour
70-200mm f/2.8 VR II @ 200mm on a Nikon D800
Minimal editing in Photoshop, as my Lightroom machine is out of action currently
I struggle with story a lot with my photos, but I feel that this one tells a great story and shows an insight into our modern lives. The phone is a centre-point at her own 21st, Her gown is modest, yet revealing, her face is turned slightly away, drawing you to want to see more. Even the table in the background works to help define her back in the bright highlights.
Overall, very happy with this snap.
For once I didn’t mind getting accosted by the street-walkers that patrol crowded areas. She was nice, friendly, and was trying to sell something that I support. Unfortunately I was only in the market for a petition or one-time donation, and they were only selling subscriptions, so no-sale, but I snapped this picture as she carried on, unphased by a simple denial.