Favorite Photos of 2021
Before we get too far into 2022, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite photos from 2021. I take thousands of photos every year, so it can be pretty difficult to narrow things down, but there are usually a handful of photos I'm particularly happy with or that are just memorable for one reason or another.
Up close and personal shooting the theme of "cow" for an online photography challenge
Hide and seek
One of my favorite subjects, our greyhound Niles
April's pink supermoon
Lucky catch, for me and the green heron
Baby yellow-bellied slider making its way through the lily pads
A favorite squirrel portrait with a very cooperative subject
Anhinga, a new bird for me
Better make it a double
Some photos made it to my favorites because they represented a departure from my usual style.
Usually I prefer natural settings for bird photos, but I loved the color and texture of this weathered wood
Playing with colors in Lightroom
Sometimes my favorite photos aren't the best technically or artistically, but they mean a lot to me because they marked a memorable moment or encounter.
This one wins for heart-stopping photo moment of the year, a stare-down from a majestic whitetail buck
Garden thief enjoying a pilfered tomato
A fun outtake from the "cow" theme
Best wishes for 2022!