Sunday, May 31, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009
There has been a flock of Ibis on our property. They were here a month or so ago when we had a lot of rain and the pastures turned into large, murky ponds. They stay together in flocks, I counted at least 20 birds. They are fast and always walking away from me. They are constantly probing their long beaks into the marshy grass or water. Did I mention they were fast? Oh ya, and very skittish. I can't get very close to them before they all fly away.
Unlike the Heron who stands on the bank of the pond, posing for me, Ibis prefer to be deep in the grove of trees in the pasture, which is now flooded. So not only can I not get very close to them, but they hid from me between the branches and trunks of the trees. It is really difficult to get a clear, focused shot of them because there is always so much "stuff" in the foreground. Did I mention they were fast? This results in lots of blurry pictures where you can kind of see the backside of a bird between some branches.
This week the Ibis have returned. I can see them out in the pasture. It has been pouring rain so I haven't tried to get any pictures. This morning after I took the kids to the bus stop, I spotted a couple of them. It was barely sprinkling, so I tucked my pants into my rubber boots, hopped the fence to the pasture, and commenced my Ibis hunt.
I walked through the mucky pasture only avoiding the obviously large cow patties, which are nice and soggy. 10 minutes later I returned home with a bunch of blurry photos. Aggg!
This is the best of what I could come up with:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
My best face photo I have ever taken? This is hard not because I have so very many to choose from (hardly!); but the fact that I can only use one (1) photo to represent me, my style, and my work. Yikes. So here it goes.
I am submitting this photo into the www.iheartfaces.com Blurb book photo contest. If chosen, I grant I ♥ Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I ♥ Faces web sites.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I have learned to enjoy taking photos of birds. I wish I had more time to take nature photography. However, at this time in my life I will continue to love the blessing of taking photos of three active kids.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Here in Florida, swimming season has started. For the next five months I take a lot of pictures of kids swimming. The photos are a mixture of fast action (diving, splashing, running ... wait ... my kids never run around the pool, that just isn't safe) with the obvious blue water and bright sunshine. However, because the pool area has a very dark screen covering the entire area, I get a lot of dark shadows. Also, the background is always cluttered.
Focal Length: 135.0 mm
What would you do? Suggestions? Comments?
Thanks again for your input and thanks to i heart faces for the forum.