TODAY'S PHOTO -
reflection of an immature little blue heron feeding
at sunset in Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
This issue started out with my using the full
photo of this immature little blue heron. When
I began to describe why I chose it, which was mainly
for the droplets and the pool of water, I decided
to see what it looked liked cropped.
Once again I'm reminded of the impact of FOCUS and
communicating that which is most important. In training
many years ago, one of the most empowering things
I learned was to remind myself, when speaking, "the
Since I started here writing about color changes,
I will include it, though it is no longer related
to the final photo and might be of interest to the
bird lovers here. It also might give pause to some
who might like to consider changes we as humans
go through as we mature.
If you look at the full
bird photo you'll notice that the bird is predominantly
white. At least two
of the bird species at Wakodahatchee are white at
birth and change colors as they mature. The little
blue heron turns a slate colored blue and the anhinga
turns pedominantly black with beige on the underside
of the neck. Conversely the white ibis is mottled
with black and grey until it matures.
READER COMMENTS ON THE LAST ISSUE - Issue
"I certainly do see the band leader. The upflung
arms are unmistakable. The "hat," to me,
looks like a bottle (champagne?). Uh oh, he's reaching
up to open it!" Mary Gray
"This is the version I love! It has depth!!!."
Lea Ciocci. I think Lea's voice
might have been in the back of my head when I made
the switch in images today. The depth often comes
from the focussing.
In a reply to another e-mail I sent to her, Lea
had continued on, "Oh yes, I enjoyed what
you said about focus. I am one who sees the whole
picture and I am working on learning how to focus
in on details better.
Here I am touched by how you can see into the flower
and as such see the flower totally different. I
think people look at the surface of a person they
interact with, whether it is looks, or just how
they deal with the person, and never take the time
to see deep within that person. I think many times
a person is judged and then the interaction doesn't
change because the opportunity to see the person
in many different ways is overlooked! -
Once again, Lea and Mary, thank you both for your
contributions to us.
NEW SUBSCRIBERS INVITED -
In a phone conversation recently, a mother told
me her 2 1/2 year old son is enjoying PTP photos,
with many resulting in a "wow!" statement.
How thrilling for me. Who in your life might also
say "wow" to what we are offering?
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© 2005 Sheila Finkelstein
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