I saw this picture by Glyn Lowe and thought, “this needs to be shared.” Night herons aren’t easy to find, even though they are common to the area. They’re mainly nocturnal and one generally only sees them close to sunset when they’re out looking for food. But you can find them if you know where to look. Glyn not only found one at the National Zoo, but took this sweet close up. As I’ve said before, focusing on the eyes increases the impact of a wildlife shot, and it’s perfectly demonstrated here. She even has a beautiful bokeh background which keeps your eyes coming back to the eyes of the bird. Look closer, and you can see the wonderful detail of the feathers. Truly a magnificent photograph.
Yeah, it’s a picture of a supermarket. But take a moment and look at the shot. It’s hard to realize but a lot of time, thought, and money went into designing this facade (and similar corporate architecture). We’re just bombarded by so much of it, that it’s hard to notice when the simple beauty of the view. Glyn Lowe gives us a view where we see all of the lines, from the window panes to the sign to the U-shaped cart barriers, moving in the same direction. And then there is the mix of colors. Reds, yellows, oranges, and then the green of the Whole Foods sign. A simple, yet satisfying, urban shot; gotta love it!