A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 9 – #29. On The Edge

Nature was good to us on a recent visit to Chattanooga.  First, we saw two adorable fawn enjoying an afternoon snack of wildflowers in the back yard and another day we saw this large hawk sitting “on the edge” of the deck railing. Even though it was noon time (bad lighting), I jumped up, grabbed my camera and captured this photo through a closed sliding glass door. Unfortunately, to add another lighting issue, our sliding glass doors have protective film on them which interfered with a sharp photo but I could not let this opportunity pass me by. As I slowly approached the door, the hawk must have heard me approaching and turned his head towards the house. Isn’t nature wonderful?

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Week 36 – #37. Stop Action

37-stop-action-dsc_7025I have recently become interested in mastering bird photography and have found it to be quite challenging.  To “stop action” and prevent an unsatisfactory, blurry image, I used a fast shutter speed (1/1600 sec) to capture this photo of a pelican flying over the azure water of Sarasota Bay. I elected to isolate the pelican and add a little punch to the water by applying a painting filter in Photoshop.



Week 35 – #9. Closely Cropped

This little bird was perched on a railing at Perico Preserve and kept a keen eye on me as I approached.  Although I used my Nikon 200-500mm lens, I still could not get close enough for a tight shot; therefore, I “closely cropped” the photo to get a closer look. I have just become interested in bird photography, bought a book on Florida birds and “believe” she is a female Indigo Bunting.  To my birder friends, I ask, “Am I correct?” She sure was tiny … and cute.9-closely-cropped-dsc_6867