Few people know, except for photographers that knows their craft, that the exact moment of taking a photo with an DSLR camera, you are practically not seeing what you actual are photographing. The mirror system that is inside of a DSLR camera makes it impossible. So, the moment that you capture is mostly an expectation of what you think will be.
Still we are always striving to seize that flash of reality in everyday situations. We look for them, sometimes we prepare for what is going to happen and for so many times we fail to seize the moment in a frame. If you ask a photographer the moments that he regrets the most, he will have a fresh list in his mind, full of details regarding the subject, the environment, even how he felt in that exact 1/250 of a second.
Life is full of moments that deserve to be captured.
Some moments are not to be seen again, not to be seized as wild, running freely instants, but some appear from nowhere just as a reminder of how beautiful life can be.
The raven series above is the essence of photography for me. The moment has to be lived because it loses its essence narrated. Everything was extraordinary.