MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

Fine Art Photography Inspired By Natural Creation & Wholesome Reading For Your Family's Entertainment

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Anyone who knows me is aware of how excited I get about the good things in life no matter how big or small. Well, I just made my first digital sale of one of my nature photos–MAGENTA SKY–beautiful, pinkish-purple tulip magnolias that I photographed this spring during one of my walks in the park!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


One of my fellow lady entrepreneurs, Tanisha Parker, who is an artist is going to paint it!!! What an incredible, awesome honor!!!

Tanisha, thank you again from the depths of my heart for making this one of the best days of my entire life!!! πŸ™‚ ❀

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

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BIRD (CARDINAL) NF.jpgI did it!!! I finally captured a picture of Mr. Cardinal!!! Yesterday, I moved the feeder to a spot on the porch rail where I can get clear shots from inside the house. Throughout the day today, he kept landing on the opposite rail but never came close to the seed while I was nearby.

Finally, he somehow got past me and got to the seed. I went for my camera, and he took off! Then later on, I could not believe he landed on the rail beside the seed and stayed long enough for me to get his picture!!!

Here he is, and he’s available on products in both my Fine Art America and Pixels online stores.

Next: Mrs. Cardinal!!! πŸ™‚

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚

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Below is a picture I took last Monday during my walk in the park.Β  As I approached the walking trail, it was the first thing that caught my attention because of the brightly-colored, amber leaves.

PARK 2Below is a picture of the same tree five days later as I was about to go on my walk.Β  Oh, what a difference a few days make!

PARK 28From my heart ❀ to yours <3!

Maxine πŸ™‚

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This is one of my favorite photos!Β  I had to attempt this shot several times because I had to keep stooping to the ground as low as possible.Β  I couldn’t get it the first four or five times; whenever I pressed the button to snap the picture, nothing happened.

I was so fascinated with this one lone pine cone standing up straight there on the cement path that I was determined to get a picture.Β  I don’t know if someone purposely placed it upright or if it just happened to land that way.Β  Either way, I had no intentions of leaving without my perfect shot.

PARK 14From my heart ❀ to yours <3!

Maxine πŸ™‚



Wherever I go, I love snapping pictures with my cell phone camera. Not only is it very easy and convenient, but the photos turn out extremely sharp and crisp. I also love grouping some of them together and applying titles to each group. So today, I’m sharing several using this method.

On my most recent walk in the park, I also captured shots of leaves, pine needles, and what appeared to be some kind of sticky tape attached to other objects as you will be able to decipher from the ones I’ve included at the end of this post. The details in the pictures help me to readily create the titles that I come up with. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did photographing them.

Have an awesome day!  And as always, this is from my heart ❀ to yours <3!

Maxine πŸ™‚


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HIDE & SEEK 2I was playing around on my Pixlr photo editor tonight, and this is what I created.Β  Earlier today I had just gotten home from picking up Mama from dialysis when I happened to capture this little, bluish-lavender beauty (it looks like a morning glory) trying to hide from me beneath one of my hydrangea bushes.Β  It’s so tiny that I almost didn’t see it at first; hence, the name of this photo, Hide & Seek.

Thanks for letting me share my photos with you.Β  Good night!

From my heart to yours,