Drawing from the photo allowed me to look and reexamine the bird over and over again. Each time I looked at it I noticed something new...like the feather details and tiny talons. Drawing the shape came easier than the details. My drawing seems flat and more of a caricature than a real bird. I think nature journaling will require faster reflexes on my part and perhaps making note of details the first time rather than taking my time as I did with the photo.