Before I get to the pictures of crow visits in June 2017, I just wanted to mention that August has been a particularly challenging month on many fronts [NOTE TO MY MOTHER: No, mom – there’s nothing going on that you’re unaware of, promise! So please don’t panic…. this has been a parental mental health service announcement… 😂 ]. And while I was hoping to have new shots to share for a Market Friday post, I didn’t have the opportunity to snag any, so I had to dip into my archives again. All was not lost, though – I do have some new photos I took yesterday that I’m hoping to have edited in time for a Sublime Sunday post.
Speaking of editing, I thought I’d take a minute to explain what I mean by that, as different shutterbugs have different ideas as to what that means. For many years, I prided myself on not doing anything to my photos other than reducing the size, and sometimes cropping. I got it in my head that if I wanted to capture Mother Nature through my lens, I was doing her a disservice if I did anything else to my photographs.
Then, after a number of discussions with some photog friends, as well as reading different posts on the subject, I started doing small tweaks on some shots here and there. Mostly I simply adjust the exposure on PicMonkey, but every now and again, I’ll edit out
nasty blobs of bird poop little bits.
That being said, some of my favorite photographers obviously spend a great deal of time in post-production, cleaning up and perfecting their captures. And that’s probably one of the reasons I’m having so much fun playing around with edits for tags like Sepia Saturday, since I’ve never really given myself to go wild and crazy with my wildlife captures.
All of which is a very long-winded introduction to my latest contribution to the Feathered Friday tag that @melinda010100 has kept flying on the Steem blockchain. But one last thing before I get started with my shots – be sure to check out the post Melinda did for this week’s Feathered Friday. She has some awesome seagull captures!
Now here are sixteen shots from June 4th, and June 7th 2017 from my rather large unedited photo collection (which is actually different from my other rather large edited but not published photo collection 😜).
A couple of Crow visits in June 2017
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