This afternoon, a large envelope addressed to me was waiting in my mailbox. When I opened it, I found a complimentary copy of a Birds and Blooms magazine with a note saying that they had published one of my pictures in it. How cool is that?
The funny thing is, I submitted this photo well over a year ago, before I even had my current camera. Since several of you (especially Laura from Create Art Everyday) have kindly commented that my pictures are “publication worthy”, I thought I’d share this fun news.
Here is the photo of a Mockingbird singing in the pouring rain that is in their September (extra) edition.
I’m pretty sure this is the only photo I have ever sent them…and I have to admit, it makes me smile to know that it got published…but I honestly get just as much pleasure by posting my pictures here in this Birdnerd Blog! 🙂
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Congratulations, Kathy!!! 🙂 See, I knew the publishing world would discover you one day. 🙂 Birds’n’Blooms is a magazine I used to subscribe to a few years ago; are they still advertising-free (like Garden Gate)?
Great photo of the mockingbird, right down to the raindrops decorating his head!
They are mostly advertising free. And I guess I will need to renew my subscription, eh?
After reading your post I went and looked at my latest “Birds & Bloom.” (I am way behind reading the last few issues.) There on page 76 was your photo! Yea! Great photo as all of yours are! Congratulations with many more to come!
Thanks Alan. I have to admit, it was a fun surprise.
Congrats Kathy! Awesome photo !!!
Thanks. I sent the photo in so long ago that I had forgotten about it, so it was a sweet surprise.
Congratulations, it is a lovely photo! I so enjoy your posts! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks. I so enjoy writing these blog posts and sharing pictures here, so it is always a blessing to hear that someone else enjoys them too. 🙂
YAY! Happy dance! Congrats on getting this sweet photo published! 💜 Your photos are always a delight! 😊🌟💚
🙂 Happy dance indeed.
Congratulations on being a published photographer!
Thank you. It does feel kind of fun! 🙂
Congratulation Kathy, how wonderful to have your work recognized and published, well done!
It did feel rather nice. 🙂
YAY !!!!!!!!! This is so exciting!!! The sky is the limit for you in this, Kathy!!
I thought of you right away when I opened the magazine. I’m pretty sure I thought something like, “Laura is going to be more excited about this than I am!” It really was a sweet surprise.
I wonder if I really AM more excited than you! :))) Have you/will you submit more? You have tons of images that are even better than this one!!
As far as I remember, that is the only one I submitted to a magazine. I am entering a contest this month though. 🙂
Awesome picture and congratulations!!
Thanks! I have to admit, it was a kinda fun surprise. 🙂
Wow, this is so cool!!! Congratulations!!! 🏆🎉 Love that picture! I think I never saw a bird just sitting in the pouring rain like this… Think that´s what makes it so special, at least to me.
This fellow was just singing up a storm. He really made me smile, although I’m sure my neighbors were wondering what I was doing outside with my camera in the rain!
Your photos are great. Congrats on being published. I bet this is the first of many!
It was a sweet surprise. And who knows, maybe I will submit a few more. 🙂
Congratulations!! This is great news, and not surprising at all 🙂 ❤
It really was a fun surprise. 🙂 You need to submit some of your lion cub photos!
You’re too kind 🙂 I’d love to submit some of my photos to contests in the near future. Must start to sort through files… 😀 Again, I love this shot!
Great capture and congrats! Always a fun time getting acknowledged so impressive! 🙂
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