“There is No Excess of Goodness…..”

"There is no excess of goodness. You can't go too far in the right direction." Quote by C.S. Lewis. Photograph of waves on the sand at sunset. Photograph by Donna Robinson Photography.

“There is no excess of goodness. You can’t go too far in the right direction.” ~C.S. Lewis

I think we need a lot more goodness in the world today. Don’t you?

How will you do your part to bring about more goodness?

Have a great week!

~donna

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give…..

✨”The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your attention and your love.” ~unknown
 
As you’re rushing around this Christmas season frantically trying to find that perfect gift, how about taking a page out of this quote? 
 

~donna

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“The More I Study Science…”

🙏”The More I Study Science, The More I Believe in God! ~Albert Einstein🙏
From the tiniest of birds to the infinite number of stars in the sky, His evidence is everywhere.

~Donna

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“Kindness is Like Snow. . . .”

“Kindness is like Snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” ~Kahlil Gibran

It doesn’t take much to offer a kind gesture, an encouraging word, a smile, an unexpected phone call or note. How will you beautify your surroundings with kindness today?

-Donna

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“Your Talent Determines What You Can Do……”

“Your TALENT determines what you can do. Your MOTIVATION determines how much you’re willing to do. Your ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.” ~Lou Holtz

How are you optimizing your motivation and attitude to be successful?

Happy Friday!

~Donna

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National “Thinking of You” Week

💐 ⁠⁠Today marks the beginning of “National Thinking of You Week” and I can’t think of a better way to let someone know they are being thought of than by sending them a personal, handwritten note!

In a world full of instant text messages and e-mails there are so many benefits to writing a personal note:

📝You’ll brighten someone’s day – It’s such a special feeling to open the mailbox and find an unexpected note from a friend or loved one. When someone takes the time to pick out the right card, write out a personal message, stamp and address an envelope and then drop it in the mail, it demonstrates to the receiver they are important, appreciated and cared about.

📝It’s good for your own health – There are a couple of ways it’s good for your health. First, the act of writing is a therapeutic and calming stress reducer. Another positive health benefit is the act of doing good for others.

📝 You create a lasting memory – Notes are permanent keepsakes (and a piece of history) from loved ones long after they are gone. So what are you waiting for?

Go ahead and grab that pen and paper and get started today! And, of course if you need to stock up on some “Thinking of You” or other unique greeting cards and photography gifts then pop on over to my Etsy shop by following or copying this link in your browser👉👉 https://www.etsy.com/shop/donnarobinsonphoto⁠

30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 30

📸30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 30📸          

Well folks, this concludes my “30 Days of Hummingbirds” photography challenge.  I hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as I have enjoyed the challenge of capturing these beautiful little creatures.

So what did I learn?  Take a look:

  1. It’s ok to push the ISO during the “blue hour” in order to gain light while maintaining a fast shutter speed;
  2. The faster the shutter speed (and higher ISO) the more detail you’ll get;
  3. Patience and quickness go hand in hand when photographing hummingbirds;
  4. A trip to South America to visit the Hummingbird preserves is now on my Photography Bucket List!

There are a lot of great professional hummingbird photographers out there.  If you’re on Instagram below are a couple that I follow:

@thehummingbirdphotographer

@about_the_hummingbirds

Thanks again for following along with me.

~donna

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 29

📸 “Wind Beneath My Wings”

❓Did you know Hummingbird wings beat about 70 times per second in direct flight and more than 200 times per second while diving.

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 340mm

Shutter Speed 1/500

Aperture: f8

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  9:08a.m.

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30 Days of Hummingbirds – Day 28

📸 “Softly the evening came with the sunset.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

❓Did you know Hummingbirds have been clocked at close to 30 mph indirect flight and more than 45 mph during courtship dives?

Field Notes:

Camera: Canon EOS 6D

Lens: Canon EF 100mm – 400mm

Focal Length: 400mm

Shutter Speed 1/500

Aperture: f5.6

ISO: 1250

Time of Day:  6:54p.m.

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