Week 20 … #45 Full Edit … Twilight Stroll

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Trio of Sandhill Cranes.

They say ‘the best camera is the one you have with you’.  This was the case with this photo one evening as I was walking my dogs.  There never fails to be something I’d like to photograph during my dog walks in Lakewood Ranch.  Birds, gators, sunsets … it’s all here every day.  I love the Sandhill Cranes and these three were strolling on the golf hillside as we walked past.  Thank goodness for the iPhone!  I snapped the photo and later edited in the app DistressedFX and Lightroom.

I thought it came out pretty good and thought I’d try my luck at entering it into the annual Maine Photography Show, since we are summer residents of Maine.  I was stoked that it got selected to be included in their exhibit.  I actually thought that another image that I entered was better, but it just goes to show ….  photography is art and art is subjective!  And beauty (or in this case, photos) is in the eye of the beholder.

Week 3 … #31 Eye Lines

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Florida Sandhill Cranes.

These parents with their youngster came swooping into my backyard the other day and slowly made their way around the water line.  Although I took about 20 photos, it was this one that caught my eye for this week’s ‘Eye Lines (Where is your subject looking?).  As the young one poked around the water, the parents kept their eyes alert to their surroundings.  And an added bonus was to capture them all in the same crisscrossed stance!