Red Rock Audubon was joined by Steve Kaye during our General Meeting on October 12th. Steve Kaye is a nature photographer and photography instructor as well as a talented storyteller and blogger. We enjoyed some of the most remarkable bird photos you could imagine and some that truly made you pause. The simple beauty of a House Finch becomes a profound moment in time between Mother and Chick. He spoke of the struggle to capture that perfect shot but finding delight and joy in the imperfect outcome, such as a duck paddling away or showing off his tail feathers.
Steve shared how nature photography is an act of camaraderie and connection. A single person pointing out the location of a hummingbird can lead to a troop of children patiently taking turns watching the bird through a scope, wanting another turn and another to watch the tiny creature. As Steve shared his tales we laughed and were in awe of his work. Not just his talent for photography, but for his ability to make connections with people through love of nature.
He reminded us that as photographers, we don't take photos. They are a gift and we must share them. One kind act, one moment, can be a catalyst that changes the course of your or someone else's life.
We were truly entertained and touched by Steve's presentation.
Thank you Steve for your humor, insight & perspective on the gift of photography! We hope you will join us again soon and look forward to learning more from you!
If you'd like to see more of Steve's work, including his blogs (and his cat's contribution) please go to: https://www.stevekaye.com
Submitted by Amanda Crinigan