Or in this case the butterflies, since there were no birds with range of my lens last Sunday afternoon. I had hoped to spot some birds at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge last weekend but after hiking for over an hour in the heat and humidity I gave up and was about to pack it in when I spotted some wildflowers.
A thought to end this post with. Never go home empty handed and frustrated. Take a moment to look all around you before putting your camera away. Better yet, take the advice of veteran shooter Joe McNally from his recent book The Moment It Clicks, “Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location”. You never know what might find around the next bend in the trail.