Birds and a Chipmunk
Great birds & great light are a great combination!
The second Blue Heron picture is especially nice.
Thank you @jmotzi.
Nice, Donna. You're setting a good bar for me to aspire to.
1st heron is a better overall composition, while 2nd (as John M. says) is a nicer shot of the bird.
And chipmunks and squirrels are always fun.
Thank you @lbloom Although, I think you are already there. 😉 Also, seeing your bird posts inspired me to get back out there. I was missing my birds. 😀 Here's to our bird posts inspiring each other.
I like doing a combination of bird in their environment and bird portrait. It's an interesting thing to photograph birds. I want to create a good composition, maybe get a little artistic, but I also want to treat it as scientific/biological documentation. It might be because I keep nature journals and participate in citizen science programs.
These are all great but the first image is my favorite!! The lighting on the chipmunk/shading of the trees is a perfect combo 🙂 Very eye catching
Donna, I’m not a wildlife/bird guy but I can see the skill required to make fine images like these. Beautiful light captured with nice exposures.
My fav is the last image - has a haunting quality to it. Well done, Donna. Let’s see more!