Saturday, January 18, 2014

Published

I feel very honoured and at the same time humbled,to think that some of my photos were published.
A new publication has come out,documenting notable birding sites situated both in Manitoba and in North Dakota. More information is available at the following link,International Adventure Trail
Several pictures which I had submitted have been used in the booklet and today I will share those images here.

The male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is a colourful bird and seen every spring,drilling little holes into the trees and waiting for sap to collect in them.
This picture was also used on a set of notecards put out by the same organization.

One of my spring favourites is the Red-tailed Hawk.
We see many of them each year but they still are a joy to see,especially when they fly though a bright blue sky like this.


Seeing a Yellow-headed Blackbird clinging to the reeds is a thrill.Some of the marshes in this area have large flocks of these birds.To hear their song is a unique experience,because to me it sounds like rusty hinges in need of some oil.


The Bobolink on the other hand has a very musical song,which it performs over and over again during courtship.Some people have referred to these birds as Skunk Birds and I can see why.


When the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks arrive,we are in for a treat. Not only is the male a very attractive bird,but they also have a most beautiful song.Someone has said that it sounds like a Robin who has had voice lessons.


Last,but certainly not least,is the Bald Eagle.Seeing this bird in flight is sure to bring a smile.Those huge wings carry the Eagle effortlessly through the air.
This was another picture used for notecards.


I am looking forward to spring,when I will be able to get out into some of the areas described in this booklet and find more birds to photograph.
It is an honour to share these pictures with the birding community and now with my blogging friends as well.

Remember:
Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Ruth. What a thrill it must be to see your photos used in this way. And they are all terrific shots. Love the yellow-headed blackbird. I've seen those in the west before, but none in recent years.

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  2. Congrats, Ruth! Most all of your pictures are worthy of publication!! I'm happy for you!

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  3. that is awesome! and well-deserved recognition, too! i LOVE the sapsucker photo and would love to see a yellow-headed blackbird. well, and an eagle, and... :)

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  4. Congratulations! Your photos are always wonderful and this is a well-deserved honor to be published.

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  5. Congrats Ruth..you so deserve to have your pics published..you do a great job...Love the picture of the eagle..reminds me of a friend that we had and have lost...keep up the good work my friend!

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  6. Congrats Ruth..you so deserve to have your pics published..you do a great job...Love the picture of the eagle..reminds me of a friend that we had and have lost...keep up the good work my friend!

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  7. Each of these photos is a work of art and more than worthy of publication. Congratulations on the wonderful job you are doing as a photographer.

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  8. This is wonderful news Ruth....so well deserved.....

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  9. Congratulations, Ruth! Your bird photos are beyond beautiful and you should be proud of your accomplishments!

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  10. What an honor for you. Such great photos.

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  11. Congrats to you on your photos being published. That's always so gratifying to see that someone appreciates our photos enough to publish them!

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  12. fantastic news and congratulations... what an honor. and the bobolink brought back memories of Georgia. they used to repeat themselves over and over and over.have not heard one since i was a child... have not heard a whippoorwill either. my favorite of these is the little grosbeak.. that is a beautiful photo

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  13. Congratulations. I sure don't see why they shouldn't be published because pictures just don't get any better than those.

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  14. Dear, dear Ruth ~ Congratulations! What a thrill for you! These photos are fantastic. Some of the birds are new to me.

    The Bible verse is perfect with this set of photos.

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

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  15. Congratulations Ruth! Your photos are beautiful and very much deserving of publication.
    Congrats again and stay warm.

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  16. Congratulations, Ruth! What a nice honor! Your photos are just beautiful and very much deserving of being published. I haven't ever seen a yellow-headed blackbird, he's a beauty!

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  17. Congratulations, Ruth! Your beautiful photos are very deserving of publication! I'm so glad your dedication has rewarded you.

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  18. Congratulations! How wonderful! Your images are spectacular. It is wonderful that you have received the recognition for them. :))

    Warm hugs from Port Canaveral,
    Lois

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  19. A big hearty congratulations to you, Ruth!! I can see why they used these images; they are nicely composed, sharp and vibrant. Excellent work!!! Be proud. :)

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  20. Ruth, congratulations to you! These images are exceptional! Well done!

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  21. How exciting, Ruth! I'm very happy for you. And I'm pleased that you shared this great news with your blogging friends.

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  22. Congratulations Ruth. You definitely deserve it. Also today your bird photo,s are so beautiful.have a nice week.

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  23. Congratulations!! : ) I can see why, the pictures are absolutely beautiful!!

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  24. oh Ruth.....Big congratulations to you. A well deserved honor. Your photos are always so awesome! Proud of you and proud for you...
    shug

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  25. A lovely set of photos!! I can see why they used them for the booklet and for the notecards. Well done!

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  26. ALL so worthy!! how wonderful to be recognized and for these amazing images to be seen by so many people!!

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  27. Hi Ruth, Congrats on the publication of your photos! My first thought was how proud Jake would be. My second thought was how you so deserve the honor. It is truly a pleasure to follow your blog and enjoy your photography. John

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  28. Congratulations Ruth, that's the highest honor a photographer could ask for.
    I love all your incredibly beautiful birds.
    :)

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  29. Wow, what great news!!! And a huge congratulations is in order! Well done Ruth. And of course, anything dealing with birds just has to be a special treat for me...your photos are superior!!

    Hootin' Anni
    and
    Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  30. Wonderful photos. I love the colors on your birds. Hope all is going well and it is warmer soon.

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  31. Congratulations on having your photos published. They certainly are beautiful. I love them all but the Rose-breasted Grosbeak one is just breathtaking!

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  32. I am so happy for you. Those pictures were all extra-special. I can see why they were picked.

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  33. Congratulations, Ruth! the photos are beautiful and I learned of a few new birds too. The yellow headed black bird is stunning!

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  34. Congratulations on having the photos published. They are super photographs.

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  35. Congrats Ruth ! These were definitely worthy.

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  36. Oh excellent! Congratulations, Ruth. You are most certainly deserving of publication and these beauties prove it. You must be so proud.

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