Today’s challenge theme is “twist.” Earlier today while I was on the phone at Famous Mo’s, I absent-mindedly twisted a discarded piece of copper wire I picked up from the construction chaos surrounding me and I suddenly realized a photo of this little piece of wire could meet the challenge. Although I had my Nikon D800 with me, as I always do, I decided to take the photo with my iPhone. So, this twisted wire represents not only a “twist” for the challenge, but a twist for my blog because it is the first ever iPhone photo I have posted to this blog. I tried to crop the subject in camera but didn’t succeed because some of the text from a piece of paper the wire was on shows in the corner. For the most part, however, I like the composition and the shadow created by the window across the room. I made no edits to this shot, mainly because I was too tired take the time to figure out how to export the photo into Lightroom.
Another reason I was uninspired to take any photos today is that I received a phone call from the California Foundation for Birds of Prey, telling me that the juvenile Cooper’s hawk I rescued a couple of nights ago (I thought it might have been a Sharp shinned hawk) and blogged about in a post I titled Pair Of Gloves To The Rescue had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries. It had a compound fracture of one wing and a hole in its chest, the result of a gun shot. I was devastated to hear this information and I have still not recovered from the news. I have brought in close to 20 hawks in the past year and a half and sadly most have had injuries too severe to survive, but getting confirmation that this hawk had been shot saddened, angered, and devastated me.