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We Can Do Better... | by SW Roller
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We Can Do Better...

(TL;DR: People, all of us, need to do better and thank you)

 

I have been trying to delete this Little Blue Heron image for almost six months... I couldn't and instead decided to share it. This is my last bird photo from Haiti where they have a serious solid waste problem. But this message is not directed at Haiti or the Haitian people in any way; there are people there trying to make a difference. And there is indeed so much beauty in Haiti - I have tried to show it as best I can. The "we" in the title is "all of us." I just think we ALL can and have to do better...

 

I learned how to photograph birds in Haiti (OK, not so well...) and have nothing but the best memories of that and my two years there, the Haitian people, eBird, my birding and explorer friends (Sean, Jim, Debbie, Vanessa, Sinan, Tony, Isabelle, Eric and Jon) , and my work colleagues...

 

I also wish to take this opportunity to thank flickr and all my flickr buddies for the kind words and encouragement... So. Many. Thanks! Maybe two more photos from Haiti to post here and then upwards and onwards... :-) And again, we just have to do better; we have to...

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Taken on September 23, 2018