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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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Cormorants from St Michael’s Manor in St. Mary’s County.  They were very far away, and my focus was off a little, but I liked the reflection...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My Osprey in snow just got posted on the Bay Net

See my little annoyed osprey in the snow, (similar the the well known "angry bluebird") on the Bay Net at "State gives Schools a Spring Break".  The photo was taken in Tuesday's flurries.  Here's the link.

Please comment if you like.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Winning photos from St. Mary's County Camera Club

I had several winning photos last week in March Camera Club competition.  There was a theme contest of close up and macro photography.  I had photos of flowers, but the subject didn't seem too creative.  I thought my photos had impact at least and I am very much into color, although black and white can be fun too with the right subject.  I really liked the color combination of the water lily.  Here are my winners. 

 First Place Macro-Exotic Purple Water Lily

 Second Place Macro-Sunflower and Bee

I also won first place in the advanced category in March for a photo from last year.  This owl had a damaged wing, couldn't fly, but did flap his/her wings.  An interesting fact about Long-Eared owls is that their ears are uneven, the left one is higher than the right.  This helps them locate their prey.  To learn more about Long-Eared Owls, visit

First Place Advanced-Long-Eared Owl

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Red Cardinals

One of my most popular prints and Holiday cards uses a photo of a cardinal in snow taken in January of 2010.  So, each time we have a snow fall during the day, I take my camera out, hoping to get another great shot of a red cardinal.  I finally got a shot with a nice glow after the snow storm this week, even though this time you can't see the ice crystals on his face. 

Cardinal After Snow

I liked this one too, but it doesn't have the extra glow.

Here is the cardinal in Snow that is popular as a Holiday card and as a print taken in 2010.  The first and last photos are available for sale on