Photography

Lens Artists Challenge #96 Cropping the Shot

This week we are sharing some of our before/after photos to show how a crop can change the look. I almost always do a little cropping for compositional purposes. Here are 3 examples from photos taken this year.

Mrs. Mallard Duck – she was pretty far away from me in the original and I thought the shoreline was distracting. I wanted to bring her in closer because I loved the light on her feathers and the color of her eyes.

In this next photo, I turned a portrait into a landscape photo with the crop.

I did a major crop on this last photo because I wanted the rose buds to have all the attention.

So….. do you like the befores or afters???

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sense of Seeing

All my life, I have always enjoyed taking pictures. Around 2008 is when I became more serious about it. I have found that through photography I notice things more such as the details of a flower, a little insect or the beautiful markings on what might be considered a “plain” bird.

Here is a macro of a flower where you can see the bits of pollen and dirt as well as the shades of yellow and green.

This little bug is a soldier beetle – kinda cute I think.

This is a common grackle. These birds can empty a feeder in no time but if the sun hits their feathers just right, you can see beautiful rainbow colors and their eyes are a pretty golden color.

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Lens Artists – Topic – Red

This week we are asked to share the color of red during this bleak winter (for some of us). Here are a few from my archives.

Candy Cane Amaryllis Flower – we received this beautiful flower for Christmas

Cardinals – these birds are year -round visitors for us

The red, white and blue

Red umbrella

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