We are our own harshest critics, aren't we? I posted photos for 365 days in 2021 and, at the time, thought that most were pretty good or I wouldn't have shown them. Reviewing them in preparation for today's "Photo of the Year" post, I kept feeling an attitude of "meh." Nice, sure, but special?
Because this damned virus wouldn't let up, I stayed close to home for much of the year, either in Florida in the winter or Connecticut in the summer. Being confined led to MANY photos of the local birds. So, it stands to reason that I have chosen this November egret photo for my "Photo of the Year."
This October roseate spoonbill received more love than any other of my Instagram photos in 2021. I suspect that the bird was responsible for more of the love than the photo itself.
And I might have selected this photo from Provincetown during a week on Cape Cod with my family in July, except for the utility pole through the head of the unfortunate striding woman.