Choose One

I plan to use one of these for a show to be judged in OPTIC2019 by B&H. I need to pick one by tomorrow and I am having trouble. I’d love to know which one you would you choose? HELP!

Results as of 3 pm EST 6/1/2019: Hermit Thrush won.
Flower, Hudson 2, Tulip leaves 1, Hermit Trhush 5, Scarlet Tanager 4, Yellowthroat 2, Yellowthroat female 1, Iris 2.

Thank you for taking the time to help me choose.

41 thoughts on “Choose One

  1. mariannegv 2019-06-07 / 11:25 am

    All are lovely, but if I have to choose I would say the number 1.


  2. Grammy Writes 2019-06-01 / 3:10 pm

    Such lovely choices, but my favorite is the Scarlet Tanager! Good luck!


    • Sherry Felix 2019-06-01 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks. But now you’ve made it a tie with the Thrush and I’ll have to flip a coin. 🤔


  3. Suzanne 2019-05-31 / 5:06 pm

    Such beautiful photos. All the bird shots are memorable. I like the quiet understatement of photo 3 but perhaps photo 4 is more striking and would stand out better in a competition. Good luck. Your work deserves wider recognition.


  4. tybeetabby 2019-05-31 / 2:02 pm

    They are all beautiful. I would pick the Yellow Throat Wabler 5/16/19.


  5. Dan Antion 2019-05-31 / 1:17 pm

    Wow – tough to choose, but I’m going with Scarlet Tanager, Central Park 5/22019


  6. eyedancer 2019-05-31 / 12:44 pm

    loved the iris but if you gotta choose bird make it the thrush


  7. eyedancer 2019-05-31 / 12:41 pm

    loved the iris, but if you gotta choose a bird make it the thrush


  8. I. J. Khanewala 2019-05-31 / 10:53 am

    That’s such a lovely collection that I can see why you are having trouble with choosing between them. I love photos of birds. The Thrush is lovely, you caught it at a lovely moment, hopping. The tanager is a beautiful splash of colour. But for me right now (it could be different tomorrow) the warblers are standouts. I found the first one more striking, but the second one has more details to focus on. The choice could depend on how large the print is.


  9. Ed Lehming Photography 2019-05-31 / 9:27 am

    I’m partial to the Iris, even though B&H may be biased against them. My second choice would be the Thrush. That tentative step off the log is a lovely piece of motion and makes it quite unique.


  10. Mary Miller 2019-05-31 / 8:58 am

    Scarlet Tanager is my favorite.


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-31 / 9:21 am

      Thank you very much for contributing your choice Mary.


  11. harveykopel 2019-05-31 / 8:56 am

    I would choose the yellowthroat warbler 5/2.  People at B&H (in my opinion) are prejudiced against flowers.  I like the scarlet tanager but he is flying away not toward. the other yellowthroat to me is too busy.  I’m sure you will get a different opinions from all other responses.


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-31 / 9:19 am

      I value your opinion Harvey. Thank you for contributing your thoughts on them.


  12. Linda Atkins 2019-05-31 / 8:17 am

    I know why you are having such a hard time they are all so beautiful. I would pick the scarlet tanager. It is striking and it shows your skill in capturing the moving wings which are like in themselves works of art. Amazing photo. My second would be the tulip leaves. GOOD LUCK!! Linda


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-31 / 8:26 am

      Thanks for your input and reasons why. It helps a lot.


  13. Sue 2019-05-31 / 7:54 am

    The iris is lovely, but the textures and the delicacy of the first one do it for me…. Good luck!


  14. paula csete 2019-05-31 / 7:49 am

    I vote for the Tanager — second, the Y. Warbler 5/2/2019 P.


  15. derrickjknight 2019-05-31 / 7:20 am

    I, too, would go for the hermit thrush which wins over the warbler by virtue of the sharpness of the eye


  16. Invisibly Me 2019-05-31 / 7:06 am

    How to choose between these? They’re stunning! I really wouldn’t know how to choose as they all offer something different. My first inclination would be the Hermit Thrush in Central Park; it’s got a dream-like quality to it and you’ve got the birdie just as he’s taking a step, which is incredible. The Scarlet Tanager is a close second for being so bold & distinctive. Just wow at all of these! Good luck with the show 🙂
    Caz xx


    • Sherry Felix 2019-05-31 / 7:15 am

      Thanks for your vote and compliment. There is no wrong choice, only what appeals to you today.

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