Waxwings 1930’s Style (Four Photographs)

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Waxwings have always struck me as having a 1930’s touch to them, the fine hard lines and the smooth shapes. As you can see from the one color photo below, the original did not turn out as hoped; much of the trees under the birds were unfocused and unsightly, not worth the effort to correct. Head shots seemed like a good idea and I wanted a bit of 1930’s lighting. Sometimes it makes sense to articulate your vision and put it out there for others to comment. Although I am straying somewhat from pure nature photography and into the realm of art photography, it is still photography.

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23 responses

  1. Wow! Great pics! An elegant bird!

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    September 14, 2015 at 2:42 am

  2. I really like the framing that you chose for the black and white headshots, with lots of negative space. I find them to be really intriguing images–great implementation of your creative vision. You should not hesitate to do more “art” shots!

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    September 14, 2015 at 4:12 am

  3. Isn’t nature photography art? I think these are fine examples of either genre.

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    September 14, 2015 at 6:39 am

  4. The detail in your photos always grabs me!

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    September 14, 2015 at 8:22 am

  5. Great pictures! Way better than mine haha

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    September 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

  6. Victor, all are wonderful shots but the first seems to hit me in the most positive way. I agree with Mike Powell about the framing and the artistic merits. The diagonal of the head in the first picture seems to work best for me.

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    September 14, 2015 at 11:32 am

    • Thanks. I was wondering if I had posted too many, one might have had as much impact.

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      September 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      • No I don’t think so. You’ve got a nice tendency to post multiple images that gives me and I hope everyone a chance to compare and learn. Looking a lot has its distinct advantages but critical evaluation is a strong added benefit. Thanks for doing this added work.

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        September 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

  7. Shea McLinden

    Beautiful photos!

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    September 14, 2015 at 4:15 pm

  8. A regular Clark Gable! 😉 I think they are fabulous, Victor!

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    September 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

  9. We don’t ha love these birds. They don’t even look real. I LOVE the B&W’s!

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    September 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

  10. Love the bold compositions on the B&W shots, Victor. Well done. 🙂

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    September 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  11. #1 is stunning!

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    September 14, 2015 at 9:49 pm

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