(Originally published on August 3, 2017)
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There are times when it all comes together – you have a perfect setting, the lighting is great, and you have a perfect subject. Such was the day that I visited the Garden of the Phoenix, a Japanese garden located just south of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. A friend had told me about the garden, and since it was close to my home, I walked to the area. As I entered the garden, I saw what I thought was a statue of a tall greyish bird next to a bird feeder.
Then, the ‘statue’ moved! It took me a minute, but it slowly dawned on me that this was no statue; it was indeed a live bird! Suffice it to say that what I thought would be a…
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