Friday, November 16, 2012
365 Photo Project - October
October was a good month for photos and out and about activities.
My family visited, so that gave me a few more photo opportunities, and with fall Camera Day at World Bird Sanctuary more opportunities arouse. Needless to say it was a month of a lot of photo editing.
I started off the month with a trip to the Butterfly House. Taking only 300 photos made looking for just that right photo difficult, but I managed to find one in that trip that just stood out above all the others. This month it is a black and white butterfly on pink flowers--a very simple photo, yet striking at the same time.
The next photo is from a second trip to the Butterfly House later in the month which produced another 250 photos. This time my favorite photo was even harder to choose. The photo I chose from this trip also stands out for the same reason--simple and striking and even pink flowers. This time the butterfly is black and pink--absolutely beautiful.
The last photo I wish to share is from World Bird Sanctuary’s Camera day on October 28. Schiller’s Camera & Video sponsored the event and had Nikon and Canon cameras and lenses for people to try while visiting. Guests, volunteers and staff took advantage of this great opportunity. I took advantage of this opportunity and tried a camera I have been looking at for the last 6 months. I am really interested in the Nikon Coolpix P510. It has a 42X zoom, which is equivalent to a 1000mm lens. I took many great photos with this camera and there was one that stood out above all the rest. I took a closeup of Xena, the Eurasian Eagle Owl. This photo is a profile headshot and just makes the feathers and her eyes stand out.
At times choosing photos for this type of project is very difficult because I take so many fun photos; but as I look closer at them there are always a few that just start to stand out. I hope everyone enjoys these photos.
I have shared some of the really nice photos from Camera day on World Bird Sanctuary’s Facebook page. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Submitted by Cathy Spahn, World Bird Sanctuary Naturalist