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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Nestling


A pair of robins made their home in a lilac bush conveniently near my home this summer. I had to be very careful about getting a photo: Mama was nervous and shy. But this nestling cooperated admirably!


25 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hungry baby waiting for a worm! Surprising how lovely this is in B&W.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It took a second, then I saw the robin. Sweet photo!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful photo, Louise. The little guy is almost hidden by that leaf(?) but he's definitely there. I agree, black and white is perfect for this shot.
K

Carver said...

I love how you caught the nest and the robin with its mouth open.

Follygirl said...

What a great b & w picture

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photo. How wonderful to have a nest close like that!

Birgitta said...

Beautiful and special photo!

NatureFootstep said...

so charming it is. :)

HansHB said...

A beautiful B&W post!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely mix of tones and light in this photo.

Rajesh said...

Great shot of birds in the nest.

Lina Gustina said...

A hungry baby bird in the nest. Looks wonderful in B&W. Great shot.
Thanks for dropping by :)

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LonettA said...

So lovely and charming!

eileeninmd said...

Cute shot of the nestling! Have a great day!

Nancy Claeys said...

I love this capture from the side Dimple -- thanks so much for stopping by today.

Prairie Jill said...

Beautiful image! I love the soft greys.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Aww, how nice of it to pose for you.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Adorable little one!

Becky Jerdee said...

It took me a while but I see that little head, eye and beak! Lucky you!

Maggie May said...

That's a wonderful photo. I enjoyed looking at it very much.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Huldra said...

Beautiful moment :)

Linneas Atelje said...

Amazing to see such a small baby bird :)
Linneas Atelje Photography

Jesh St Germain said...

A precious capture of the bird, but also very artistic looking in black and white! Thanks for visiting me earlier. A 100+ degr. apparently doesn't stop you! Find out next week what we did:)

Buck said...

I love photos like these...

knitwit said...

Amazing photo!!