Only Three

The Lens Artist challenge this week is to pick three favorite photos, which is almost impossible, but I will show you three close-ups in the avian/animal world that were pivotal in my journey in photography. The memories kept flooding back as I perused my archives.

This seagull duo portrait (2020) was formative in experimenting with the creative editing of a background to fit my vision. Many hours of experimentation and learning.

My first successful chipmunk photo of a creature that rarely stays still. This image only needed a bit of a crop and contrast enhancement. I didn’t learn how to crop until 60 years young.

This one was an emotional choice. Long gone, but always remembered. Monochrome conversion accentuated her sweet eyes and soul. This photo was taken close to her last day. I’ve learned to love the B/W feel of certain images.



About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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25 Responses to Only Three

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Love these!! 👏💜👏

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  2. Toonsarah says:

    Beautiful images – thanks for joining the challenge. I especially love that first shot, it was worth the effort that went into getting it just right!
    I’m sorry again that I didn’t moderate and respond to your comments on my post instantly but I just can’t work that fast 😆

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  3. Lindy Le Coq says:

    That chipmunk photo is priceless – such a pose and what an expression! Love all three images.

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  4. sgeoil says:

    I can’t imagine picking only three favourites. I couldn’t pick one from these three. However, I do love the last one – she looks like such a gentle soul.

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  5. Lots of variety in this small collection of fine images. Love the 3D look in the chipmunk photo.  In this critter’s rare moment of stillness, (s)he appears about to jump out toward the viewer.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Mellow. It’s interesting how cropping this image created that effect. I loved following this critter with my camera lens, waiting for the right moment. Most of the time he/she didn’t come close enough.

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    Wonderful images Olga – I loved the seagulls especially but from a sentimentalist point of view your sweet closing image steals the heart.

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  7. Beautiful images Olga and Sassy looks like the kindest soul and companion 💜 xxx

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  8. memadtwo says:

    All very much alive. (K)

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  9. margaret21 says:

    These are all wonderful. But that first one stopped me in my tracks.

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  10. VJ says:

    These are exceptional. Those seagulls especially

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