A picture, they say, can be worth 1,000 words. Daily News Photography Editor Jennifer Reynolds proved the adage true this week, and in some ways perhaps too subtle to meet the eye.

On Tuesday, as sometimes happens, the newspaper’s plan for the main story with photos on page A1 — the “punch” in newsroom vernacular — fell apart.

News that The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department had certified Galveston as a Bird City was the Plan B with the best chance for good photography.

Still, it was a tall order — a short-notice assignment to capture photogenic birds in the dead of winter.

As these photos show, Reynolds delivered and then some.

The images show the work of skilled photographer, of course, but what’s important here, but perhaps not obvious, is how well they illustrate the point of the news article.

The photos demonstrate that Galveston truly is a bird city. You can go just about anywhere on the island at just about any time and find beautiful birds. That’s true even in winter.

“I got lucky,” Reynolds said. “By the time I could head out to look for a bird, the light was perfect and I found a bunch of birds just a block or so away.”

We’d argue luck had only a little to do with these photographs.

— The Editors


(4) comments

Don Schlessinger

Thank you Jennifer Reynolds, beautiful photos.

Diane Turski

Beautiful photos!!

Raymond Lewis

Nope Jennifer is not 'lucky'. She is just good at what she does. Has been for some time.

Albert S. Gonzales

It takes patience, observation, timing and skill, Jennifer has it all. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

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