Hidden Beauty


I am an observer. People generally understand, if you want to be a good photographer, be ready to put on your walking shoes. Over the Christmas break, my dad visited us from South Florida. He noticed that my sneakers were in worse shape than I realized from all the walking and gifted me with enough money to buy new shoes. I have. (Thanks, Dad). Great photographs, great moments, are found when you look for them.

I looked over the ledge to see this bird. The greens and blues, feathers and wood, all stood out to me. The sunlight fell into the scene sort of awkwardly, but well enough.

The bird’s movements were quick, abrupt starts and stops. I tried my best to anticipate when the best shot would be captured. After a few shots, I decided on this one, mainly because of the ripple in the water; the light was not too intense on the bird’s back.

I love the red accent color on its forehead! It matches perfectly with the blue-grey with white tips on its feathers. Of course, this animal does not look in the mirror first thing in the morning, wondering what would be best to wear. It was born and grew up like this..matching colors and all. That is what really fascinates me! I had to learn how to match my colors this well.

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