Phainopepla in color gray

A recent walk on a cloudy morning. A little cropping and some editing.

If you look closely, you can see a touch of red in his eye, in the bottom photo.

The top one done in black and white.

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For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don’t rely too much on other people’s opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.
~Luke Evans

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  1. Beautiful! And the quote is so true. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! And I’m so glad you like the quote! 😊

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  2. nesfelicio says:

    Great photos – and quote.

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    1. Thank you so much! 😊

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  3. Jeff Flesch says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photography, Lisa. πŸ’™ Quote is spot on. ☺️

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    1. Thank you, Jeff! Yes, that is a great quote, isn’t it?!

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa! Always. Indeed, it is!

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    1. Thank you!! 😊

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  4. SoyBend says:

    Pretty bird, Lisa! I love crested birds.

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    1. Thank you! I had to really lighten these photos up, I’m actually surprised so many people like them. It makes me happy 😊 He is a cool bird!

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    1. Thank you! 😊

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  5. Amy says:

    Beautiful images, love the first one especially! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Amy! They were quite dark, it was fun to play around with the editor a bit. 😊

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  6. These are beautifully composed, Lisa!

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    1. Well, thank you Donna! 😊😊

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