Posts tagged “Birds

Male Goldfinch (Three Photographs)

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You cannot help but smile watching goldfinches search for food in the bushes. There is an intensity to their movement. I found this bird late in the summer before its migration south for the winter.


It’s All About the Light (Two Photographs)

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An important component of photography is the capturing of light. It’s also about framing, subject, texture, colour etc. I think it’s important to avoid catch phrases like, it’s all about the light and focus on bringing together the technology, the subject and your own sense of the art. Here light plays a bigger role and makes for a better picture.


Bird with an Attitude (Two Photographs)

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I am guilty of anthropomorphism, applying human emotions to animals. It makes things a touch more fun. If photography wasn’t fun you would not find me behind a camera. I am hoping some opportunities for photography open up this summer, but I am not holding my breath.


Stalker (Two Photographs)

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As the season progresses the ducks get used to people in the reserve. It’s not uncommon to be followed by a duck or a duck to come closer without much fear (especially if you yourself are slow and silent). In this case the balustrade of a bridge served as passageway for this great duck.

 


Two Errors and a GoldFinch (Two Photographs)

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I am always looking in my collection for photos that illustrate an important point in photography. In this case we have a great bird shot with lousy eyes and an imperfect shot of a bird with great eyes. Yes its possible to “fix” this. But it would immeasurably better if it were not needed and the originals worked as one would wish.


Almost Ethereal (Two Photographs)

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Sometimes when shooting with what we think should be the best settings (e.g. shutter speed and aperture), something wonderful happens – our subject is in focus but the background isn’t and the subject has enough of “je ne sais quo” to make it look unreal. And for once I don’t care if the eyes are not perfect.

 


The Wayward Osprey (Three Photographs)

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In this edition of young Osprey; the only juvenile to fly, came back for lunch. An impressive effort considering its sibling was not yet flying. My jaw dropped when it looked like the bird braked in mid air before landing (see second photo in the series).