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For Julie Brown - One is the Only Number.

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 21 February 2013 in Animal & Insect.

This is especially for Julie Brown - our very own AM3 treasure! Julie is such a magnificent photographer. Her bird and avian shots are absolutely magnificent in every way - completely inspiring! If you are not familiar with Julie's exquisite Nature, Landscape, and Bird Photography, I highly recommend paying her a visit - Here is her link http://juliebrown.aminus3.com ...

My poor little Olympus E-510 and my Zuiko lenses are great for what they are, but they sadly fall behind in many categories. As a consequence, long shots have to be carefully done. And with the fact that these geese fly so high and so fast, this is just about the best I could do to catch a moving target at 200 feet in the air without totally losing the image to noise and blur. I have a few shots more that are about this close, but this is probably the best of the three really "close" ones.

Snow Geese are SO beautiful - I absolutely love them. I hope you enjoyed this slightly closer look at the simple beauty of these birds.

I will probably wrap up this series tomorrow (except for a SillyTuesday shot I have already pre-posted). Thank you all very, VERY much for your exceedingly kind and wonderful comments - cheers everyone!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 100 70 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/5.0
ISO 100
70 mm

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