Posts tagged “Birds

Ripples (Two Photographs)

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The black and white emphasizes the ripples. The ripples add movement and meaning to the photo, without them it’s just a photo of a mallard. Since I began doing more nature photography, one of my goals has been to make my photographs have a bit of style, a bit of art and hence more interesting. It is not always easy to do.


American Wigeons (Three Photographs)

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I remember when the first wigeons visited my favourite nature reserve. The photographers chased them all over the place. Now it’s pretty normal to see a few couples in the fall and almost always in nice light and coloured water. 

 


Nuthatch (Two Photographs)

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Leaving aside the fact that one should be very careful what one feeds to birds and whether feeding them at all is a good idea, I would also advise against feeding a bird with a sword like beak, out of your palm. But people do feed nuthatches.


Expressions (2) (Two Photographs)

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Humans often express emotion through their stance, or body language. And while the same rules do not apply to animals, we interpret postures in human terms. Getting shots where this is the case is certainly one the more interesting approaches to animal photography.


Jungle Light (Three Photographs)

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I came across this Green Heron in unusual light. It reminded me of jungle lighting they use in the movies; just a touch more saturation for colour density and a balance of shadow and highlights, emphasizing the midtones.It just clicked in the viewfinder.


Oriole (Three Photographs)

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A lot of the more fashionable birds, those who flaunt bright colours, tend to be either shy or forthcoming. But like most on the red carpet they are prone to a temper if annoyed. This bird seemed to be somewhat annoyed at me after posing so wonderfully.


Redwing Blackbird (Two Photographs)

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Redwings are rough birds, they are protective of their nests and almost always menacing up close. Nonetheless in their grumpy manner I can find a few portraits worth showing off. Very often with portraits of these birds the details are lost in shadows. I have chosen to only barely affect the shadows and slightly lighten the eyes.