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.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blue Heron

I got lucky, this heron didn't fly away. It's friend did.
This was shot from my car, and processed by: Straighten, crop, tune light levels.

23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely bird and beautiful reflection for the day, Dimple!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much lover Great Blue Herons! Looks like s/he doesn't see you. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice catch ! Especially great for drive-by shooting. I'm just learning some of the finer points of Picassa but I couldn't live without straighten. My hands shake, even when I'm not shooting from the car.

Julie Storry said...

Good shot from a moving vehicle, Dimple. I do like all that grass - must be full of food for ducks.

knitwit said...

What an amazing shot to get from your car! Beautiful!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely, - these waterways hold such precious cargo, like the heron...

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show - reflection.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Dianne said...

great catch
heron's are beautiful

Sarah (Nikki) said...

my absolute favorite bird. Whenever I see them I know everything will be okay. Beautiful shot

becky said...

You make me remember all the herons in Florida and how I really must go after them some day. We have lovely white egrets who wander through our backyard on a daily basis...still I haven't picked up the camera to note them.
Happy Mother's Day, Louise!

Misty Dawn said...

They are very skittish and difficult to photograph. Great job.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture!

Marie said...

The Heron is one of my favorite birds so I just love this photo! We have one that hangs out at our neighborhood pond sometimes and I always stop to admire him/her -- but it as never let me get a photo, at least not yet. I live in hope :-)

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eileeninmd said...

Great reflection and capture. Love the heron! Have a great weekend!

heyBJK said...

Wonderful scene!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwww, one of my favorite birds!!! I love to go birding on any given day when I get a chance.

Your photo is picture post card perfect.


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Happy week ahead wishes to you...

Nancy said...

Awesome wetland capture. Great driveby shot!

NitWit1 said...

Great candid shot and kudos for stopping to catch it. I see so many but don't stop; I might not ever get where I am going.

joshidaniel.com said...

very calm and nice :)

DUTA said...

Magic sight!
(Actually in flight the bird is not blue, but rather pale gray).

NixBlog said...

Lovely capture.

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful shot but I do not like heron :-( they eat the fish at our pond :-( Dropping by from Camera Critters

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Icy BC said...

Great eyes! I would have missed..