Eye of a Mother (Two Photographs), and Some Words on Eyes

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There is not much of a story here, the mother kept her eye on me even as her young one hotfooted it north. I suspect that no matter how you look at this picture the first thing you see are the eyes. That the eyes identify the birds as female Wood Ducks is only the first level. Eyes, it is said, have a special place in our perception of animals including humans; we judge animals and humans in large part by their eyes. For photographers it is the one area that needs to be tack sharp. The tiny catch lights in the eyes bring them alive. Were there no light in the eyes, these shots regardless of the vibrant color, composition etc. would probably strike you as a bit flat and dull.

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16 responses

  1. Love these shots and the reflections…

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    November 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm

  2. Utterly agree about the eyes. Bringing an animal of any type to life in a painting is also often a matter of putting that little white dot or stripe in the eye(s) as the last stroke.

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    November 3, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  3. Beautiful!

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    November 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  4. That is such lovely photo, just like any mum with her child 🙂

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    November 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

  5. lovely shot with beautiful description..!!

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    November 3, 2016 at 11:15 pm

  6. They are so beautiful Victor. 🙂

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    November 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  7. I really like the picture of the mother and baby – a nicely caught moment.

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    November 8, 2016 at 4:04 am

  8. Brown bird and blue background of lake. Nice combination.

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    December 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

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