From lemons to lemonade


A couple of days ago, Ann and I decided to check the birding at San Angelo State Park.  We were hoping to catch some early immigrants arriving.  Birding was fair.  I say it was only fair, because I failed to get any good keeper photographs.  At least, that is what I thought until I got home and took a closer look at some of my images.

One that caught my eye was this photo that I captured of a Greater Roadrunner.  Photographed from about 100 feet away, it is a rather nondescript image that isn’t very impressive.

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As you can see, this photo won’t win any prizes.  I didn’t like the way the sun was shining  on the cactus.  The overall composition wasn’t great either.  I decided to do some creative cropping because I really liked the colorul expression of the bird itself.  Fortunately the image was sharp enough that I could really crop close without losing any quality.

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Greater Roadrunner

So, as they say, if you get lemons, make lemonade.

Until the next time, HAPPY BIRDING!!!