Own It!

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  1. Whao, great captions 👏 👏 Amy, that is so nice and good of you. Not many care especially once the problem is fixed. It also takes great courage admitting that one is wrong, especially one who produces such amazing pictures with great timing. Keep rocking Amy 🤘 😊😄😃👊

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    1. Aw, thank you, Joseph. The representative who I spoke to said about the same thing, that not many people would call and admit they were wrong. I answered I’m not “many people but one who lives honestly”. I also thank you for the compliment on my pictures. As you are new here I’ll let you in on my secret. Mother Nature trusts me, allowing me into Her world to see and document some amazing things. I am honored that I am trusted. I will keep rocking (smile)!! Thank you!!! Much Love to you! 🌟🌟🌟

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      1. Deals don’t work. Sorry. Actions do however. What I do, for example, taking care of the birds and bees and critters, and how I express myself while in Nature, that is what counts. My “energy” is sometimes so quiet as I merge with Mother’s that others around me don’t even hear me when I walk. (smile) I’m known to walk like a cat ….. Good luck!!!

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      2. Oh ….. it’s also about respect. It begins with Love …. yes. And, Joseph, this just “happens”. I wasn’t expecting anything, but gradually, I was given entrance into Mother’s World more and more. I many times am in the right place at the right time … which leaves me stunned. Always. It’s a whole other way to live …. I highly recommend it! 🦋🦋🦋

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    1. Thank you, Mark! Standing in my truth is the only way I live my life. I am keeping all that Beauty close to me. In fact, if all goes well, out I go again this morn with my camera to visit Mr. Green Heron and friends. (smile) Thank you for being proud of me. That means a lot!!! (((HUGS)))!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Way cool, Rob! LOVED what you said! I couldn’t believe the detail on the Great Blue … I caught him in just the right light. And yeah, I really worked that image so things that I didn’t want to jump out blended together and blurred. You are so welcome for the share. My pleasure!! 😘

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Yes I LOVE to play with my camera, believe you me! No it is not fun to be wrong but the alternative, leaving something hanging that I know is wrong without righting it, would eat at me. May you have a great weekend!! Much Love to you! 🌹🌹🌹

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  2. Amy your skill is just so amazing, that photo of the heron catching fish is out of this world beautiful. to the drop of water, lillies the feathers, his eye, Everything..
    As to the own it of the camera ‘finger’ glitch, good on you, or ya, as they say.. 🙂 I try to admit it if I am in the wrong and its an admirable quality to do..

    I can see you are enjoying your creative skills too and the merging background that brings the Standing Blue Heron out is magical..
    I hope you are considering selling some of your shots on to some wildlife magazine or something, because they are that GOOD
    Much love from a stormy day here in England..
    Love Sue ❤

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    1. Aw, Sue. What a comment! I’ve revisited this Green Heron twice more and both times I could not catch him fishing. I have many more of him with a fish in his mouth from my very first time I saw him. I will be showing more of him here ….
      It wears on me when I know I’m wrong and I don’t admit it. I just need to have things right.
      Any thought of doing business with my images at this time of my life is just not possible. My first obligation is taking care of my cats. I have some right now who have begun the early stages of Hospice care. And because the majority are elderly, that is not going to stop any time soon for me. I must walk this out first before I get involved with selling my work. It is however, on my “to do list”.
      I am SO SO touched by your compliments. I am just so happy you stopped by to see how much I have improved with wildlife and what Mother allows me to see. Think about it. I’m in the right place on the right day at the right time. What are the chances?
      Much Love to you from a “Fall is in the air” New York. Shocking! Summer just happened early July this year it being so late due to the cold and very wet. Now Fall is pushing its way in. I’m seriously not ready for this.
      Much Love to you!! 💜💜💜

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    1. Honesty is my policy, Colleen. Or at least I do try. Thank you about my photography …. thank you! It clearly can be seen how much I Love Mother and She me. I have so many pictures I have taken over these past months but due to life (aw, yeah that, something you know all about with five kids!) does get in the way of me posting them here. I do my best and best I do. (smile) BIG (((HUGS)))!! 🌟🌟🌟

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  3. I agree….Owning your own stuff is the only way to get real with yourself and break free. The shot you got of Mr. Turtle was excellent. Well captured AR….And the herons. I have seen tons of grays as they are here on the pond but don’t think I’ve ever seen a green? They seem much smaller and shorter. Happy shuttering and happy weekend….Hugs…VK ❤

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    1. Hey, VK!! I hear you about Summer. Shocking isn’t it that Fall is really in the air? I plan on going to shoot this morn and it is so cool here I will be wearing jeans. Imagine that! As for Mr. Green, he is small only about 17 inches in length. He is also a master at blending in with his background so he uses the liliy pads masterfully to hide himself. The other day a woman stood next to me when I was shooting, curious as to what I was shooting. I pointed Mr. Green out. She could not see him. I then told her watch for moment. It was only when he moved did she see him. I never saw these guys until another photographer taught me what to look for. Happy weekend to you!! Thank you for the compliments on my images. Means a lot to me, dear friend!! 💞🦋🌟

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      1. Happy day to you as well…The green one is kinda cute being small. The Grays are majestic and this little guy is cute. I’m sure he wouldn’t want to hear me say that, but…. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Gigi, … so glad you enjoyed my pictures. And I too am very glad the problem has been resolved. I was out shooting today making sure I did NOT have my finger on that shutter button when looking at my LCD screen. (smile) ☺️

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  4. Oh, well, I think many of us are still in that learning process…lol!
    Amy, those photos are simply fantastic. How you caught that heron in action and the quality of the picture… you are such a genius in catching life in action or the pulse of life in a peaceful image. Simply amazing! And I love the turtle photos. Thank you so much for sharing, Amy 💖

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    1. Life is all about learning, Erika. Otherwise none of us would even be here. (smile) When I am with my camera, a whole other world opens up. I really try to catch what I am photographing in a pose that expresses that subject’s personality. I honestly cannot explain how the process works …. it just does. SO happy you saw these special pictures. Thank you!! 💜💜💜

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  5. Herons are so pretty. I love watching the fish. They are patient and so fast. A sensitive shutter can be annoying.

    Your wildlife photos are really good. I remember when you said “I’m going to try this but it might take a while to get good.” Pfffft, you’re there.

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    1. Fast? I still have yet to get perfectly in still form the actual move from ready to GOT THAT FISH! These birds are fascinating, not only to capture but just to watch.
      My shutter is extremely sensitive. Serves me right for buying such an expensive camera. LOL
      And, …. Dan, your comment about my photography put tears in my eyes. I am seriously stunned by my progress. I still have yet so much to learn but what I have done in the short amount of time I have dedicated to wildlife, blows me away. THANK YOU for the generous praise! ☺️

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    1. You’ve gone and put tears in my eyes, Nico. Bless you!! I am honestly stunned by what I am now doing with my camera. And I’m still learning. (smile) *Trying to swallow down lump in throat so I don’t cry* 💝

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  6. Amy we’ve all put our foot in our mouth plenty of times and yes the best thing is to apologize, make it right; because admitting we’re wrong gives such a refreshing and exhilarating feeling afterwards. It reminds us that we are human and not perfect. 😁💕 Btw, beautiful pics as always.

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    1. Admitting we are wrong empowers us, Emma. I felt such a sense of freedom while I was speaking to the representative. Oh yes we are human and very far from perfect. Hope you are having a great Sunday! 🌟🌟🌟

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  7. Beautiful message “all around!”

    In “all” our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our paths. These are some of “the most” amazing moments where the Lord not only teaches us valuable lessons, but uses our God-given transparency, “in all our ways,” to teach others! Great message Amy and Great photos!!

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    1. You humble me, Anthony. Bless you for giving me such an outstanding comment. I’m learning all the time, in all that I do, not just with my camera. God speaks to me the most when I am connected while in Nature. Thank you so much for again leaving me uplifting words. Some aspects of my life are challenging at best. (((HUGS)))!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Eliza! The treasures I found that day were surreal!! And yeah, we’ve all been there, being in the wrong, and we’ll probably be there again. Humans are not perfect, and that includes me. (smile) 😉

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  8. That was a really good deed to have rung up Canon’s customer services and to have admitted you were mistaken.
    In England we’d say that you were left with “egg on your face” in this situation. Perhaps you use the same expression in the USA?

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  9. Beautiful shots Amy! You really captured that green heron – I didn’t even know there was a green one – my gosh, and I may have seen one and called it blue. The blue heron is so stately and the turtle – well, how did you get it to pose like that??!! No doubt we make mistakes, and as you say in your message – better to own up to them! Integrity now a days seems somewhat lax. Thanks for being who you are! Have a great week! Much love, Donna

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    1. Donna, I did not know there was a Green Heron either until last year when another photographer showed me. I wouldn’t even had seen them because they are masters of blending in with their surroundings. They are only about 17 inches long so they are vastly different from the Great Blue. You cannot mistake a Green Heron from a Blue …. the size difference alone is in your face. Of late, regarding turtles, I have seen them with their necks up like that. Why I do not know. You’re too funny saying I got him to pose for me. LOL Integrity ….. this world could use a whole lot more. Crossing fingers my example both here and in real life pays off and others pay attention and follow suit. I know of no other way then to be me. Sometimes I just shake my head and ask, just where did I come from again? (grin) You have a great week too. Mine is going to be busy with a capital B!! (((HUGS))) and Love!! XOXO

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    1. SO happy that I’m smiling as I type about how you loved my photos, NJ. YAY! As I stated in my post, I put a lot of time and effort into editing the Blue Heron image. The original was not real pretty nor complimentive to Mr. Blue. So I made it so. Thank you so much for viewing this post and for leaving me such a beautiful comment. XO

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  10. These three shots are each extraordinary! Love em all, but especially the Great Blue. Don’t know what the background looked like before you “tamed it”, but the result is gorgeous! Those blues and golds with the little pop of pink in the background are perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I really took to heart your words about the GBH image. I really took a long time to edit it and now I am really glad I did. Bless you for your confirmation! ☺️

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