In this August issue of the English version of National Geographic, I was interested in an interesting article, whose title could be translated as “How important is the network!” I was naturally interested in photography. It was made by artist Todd Forsgren from Boston. Eleven years ago, during regular jogging, he noticed the corpse corpses involved in a wire fence, and he was intrigued by the composition of the bird body and the fence structure. As he grew up in the family of bird lovers, the bird’s parallel caught in the net was just a step away. And so he designed the project. Between 2006 and 2014, he travelled across the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil, and photographed birds caught in a network in some sort of portable studio. During this time, it captured a total of 57 bird species. And he got his photos to the famous National Geographic!
When I count that for 36 years I have been busying birds, catching them in the net and photographing their “catches”, I have missed the next chance to make my photographs published in this famous periodical. It never occurred to me to take pictures of birds hanging in the art net. Instead, Todd Forsgren from Boston has a picture of me in National Geographic 🙂 And I want it.
I have no choice but to place at least some photographs of our Czech meadows and mountains taken without a portable studio. After all, in natural backdrops, these birds will come a little more natural than on a white background. Although there are only some species here, there will certainly be more in time. And while Todd caught his fowl in his networks for the purpose of capturing an interesting picture, my captured birds were captured primarily for the purpose of ringing in the framework of a serious biological research at the “Mirror” pond in East Bohemia.