Common Grackles make a variety of squeaks, whistles, and croaks. The typical song, made by both males and females, is a guttural readle-eak accompanied by high-pitched, clear whistles. It lasts just less than a second and is often described as sounding like a rusty gate.
I rarely edit my photos, some cropping and sharpening is usually all I do. I recently started dabbling with some of the many editing buttons in photo editors, and found it's a lot of fun. Although I am truly a purist when it comes to my photos, I like some of the effects.
My granddaughter and I went for a walk together by the river last week. I was searching for geese to shoot with my T2i, and she was a bit bored, so I handed her my little Canon PowerShot, (she was thrilled) I said "take pictures of anything you want". This is a click from her pics. When we got home, she viewed her captures on the computer, and decided this was the "best" one. She edited it in Photoshop herself, (she has watched me so many times). She loved the "texturizer". I think she did a great job!
The photographer...she is 8 years old.
She is saving up for her own camera. I told her I will match every 20 dollars she saves. I now owe her 40 bucks! She is a determined kid, I expect we will be going camera shopping very soon!