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crp4570
05-31-2018, 12:54 PM
Since retirement I purchased a quality camera and started photographing. Due to time and raising family my desire for photography had to take a backseat to these daily pleasant life efforts. I took a basic photography course and photoshop course at a local collage and started pursuing subjects in the outdoors. Recently I got the nerve and took the step of entering a calendar photo contest for the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. Of the ten photos entered I was notified that two made it all the way to the semi finals but failed to be selected. I was very happy to have two make it that far. Thought Id share these two semi finals entries with friends here. Hope you enjoy them. In closing, I am looking forward to next years entry opprotunity.

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The blue heron was on Kentucky Lake and the elk was from the elk and bison center at LBL.

Slabprowler
05-31-2018, 01:24 PM
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing

stormcloud
06-16-2018, 10:44 AM
Super shot of the herron.

crp4570
06-16-2018, 11:03 AM
Thankyou for the compliment. The spring green color in the plant combined with the freshness of deep clay colors on the bank due to a recent rain really make the heron pop in the pic.

"G"
06-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Great photos...keep it up

ET Fish
06-16-2018, 12:26 PM
Great photos! You have a gift!

crp4570
06-16-2018, 12:32 PM
Great photos! You have a gift!
Never realized a lifetime of hunting and fishing would assist in photography. Also the ability to delete to trash can poor shots is a blessing. Shooting the old film cameras would break my piggy bank. Lol.