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.