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.