Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

On a Duck's Back


18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Soooo beautiful! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Anvilcloud said...

Really. That's pretty neat.

becky said...

Really? Wow!! Gotta get myself a new camera!

KLo said...

The beauty that exists in nature when you take the time to look is just ... breath-taking. Thanks so much for reminding me to always keep my eyes wide open :-)

knitwit said...

I love that. I never would've guessed!

Cheri said...

Just lovely! We did find a home for the cat Lil em - thank for your offer to post on FB!

Carolina Mts

Dimple said...

Anvilcloud, becky:
Yes, really. A pet duck which belongs to a friend!

missing moments said...

Whoa ... now that's beautiful!

Karen said...

Wow...amazing Louise! What kind of duck?

Evelyn said...

Wow. Now I am wondering how you took the photo. Such beautiful feathers.

Joyful said...

Stunning close up of the duck's lovely feathers. Just beautiful.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh my! This is beautiful. :)

Genie said...

awesome....gorgeous blue feather. i have never seen a duck with this coloration. It is beautiful and your capture so fine. genie

GrandmaK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Well done!!! I'm speechless! Cathy

lisaschaos said...

SO wonderfully close! LOVE it!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

This is a lovely photo, you have captured the details well.

Danielle said...

I am IN LOVE with this. Beautiful.

James said...

Beautiful shot! I really like this!