For the last several years, I have produced a small run of calendars for my fiends and family. The best 12 images of the previous year. As simple as that might sound, over the course of a full year, I will shoot more than 20,000 photos, While that seems like a lot, it works out to about 400 per weekend, if I were to be in the field 50 of 52 weekends of the year. Some of the locations I shoot at, 400 is a quiet day. These 12 images must be decided upon by November 1st, in order to get them to the printer in the US, printed, and then shipped back to me here in Mexico.
This process starts out with about 60 photos. Then the culling process begins. First cut, second cut, third cut, and then, the final. The ones that will be in the calendar, the elite 12 are selected by not only the quality of the image, but most colorful, most unique, and in the case of a couple of birds cut out this year, species that appeared in last years Calendar.
While I am not going to post all twelve, here are my favorite 6 images ( including the feature image above) from the first 10 months of 2016.