I thought I would go through my photos and pick out some of my personal favorites from the past year or so. These aren't necessarily technically perfect shots or photos that were the most popular from a comment standpoint. These are shots that I like for whatever reason. I'm not even going to go into the exposure info with these because that would take away from the whole point. I'll do a series of posts, but I'm not going to overload each post with a bunch of photos. Depending on how long you've been following my blog, these may be old news or something you've never seen.
This is one of my favorite Great Blue Heron photos. There's no action going on to speak of and the lighting is one-sided, but I like the glass surface of the water except the point where the heron's beak is touching it. It looks like the heron is being delicate, although in reality he was in the process of getting a drink. And the reflection is quite nice.
I like this shot because the background is a muted brown with some bokeh-type branch design going on. The broken dead perch leads into the photo and the lighting brought out softer colors in the Blue Jay.
This is a situation where burst mode on the camera is king! The wing feathers gradually spread out farther as they get to the wing tips giving the appearance of a paper fan. I also like the shadow of the left wing inside the right wing and the drops of water on the goose's head and neck. To me, it appears he's directing an orchestra.