Little Bird on Blue

A juvenile swallow perched on a steel cable

When selecting photos for puncta lucis, I usually try to adhere to a list of standards that include sharpness, proper exposure, composition, creativity and more. Every once in a while, I select a photo that simply pleases me, even though it may not meet the full list of my self-imposed standards.

This photo could be sharper, and fails to meet other standards, but I was pleased enough with its composition that I decided to post it anyway. I hope that I’ve made the right choice and that you enjoy this photo as much as I do. As you may have noticed, photographing birds against a blue background is one of the goals I set for myself when I set out with my camera.

This is also the first photo I’ve posted in a couple of weeks. Now that I’ve returned from a long-overdue vacation, I’ll be trying to make up for lost time—you can expect a flurry of posts from puncta lucis over the next few days.

One thought on “Little Bird on Blue

  1. Swallows are one of my favorite birds and this one seems sweet with its fuzzy little head! And being a bit out of focus adds to its appeal. It gives the feeling of a shimmering summer day.


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