A few from the dam area

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Glacier, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Not sure how I feel about this one but at least it is a Kingfisher. Cloned out an ugly stick in front of the bird.

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    I was really happy with this one. Even though it's just a sparrow I loved the rock, watery background and soft lighting.

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    The obligatory GBH just after a storm had rolled through. I waited for the clearing in hopes of that sweet buttery light.

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    I was amused at the way he was peaking out from the leaves.

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  2. lisantica

    lisantica

    519
    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Liked that whole sequence.
    I sure hope to photograph a Kingfisher some day. I like that sparrow on the rock photo too, it works!

    Lisa
     
  3. Damn Andy, I've seen the Kingfisher several times but no pictures close.

    Last night I take it.

    Nice Going
     
  4. DNAsiRNA

    DNAsiRNA

    139
    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    I love the last one so much. House finch is in a nice pose with good eye contact. Background and branch are plus.

    It's tooo hard to get close to Kingfishers. That english guy, who published a paper in Outdoor Photography, used half year to built blind and tried to get close the Kingfisher. Finally, he got several terrific pictures as paid-off.
     
  5. Great set Andy, the clarity, focus and colors are terrific.

    Louie
     
  6. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thank you Lisa!

    One of these days we will get lucky and catch one preoccupied with something else and we will get a split second to nab him!

    They are indeed extremely difficult to photograph. A blind is about the only way to go.

    Thanks very much Louis!
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I like the KF (devil bird) shot
    Nice comp, color and clarity. Nothing wrong with it.

    Others are very nice as well
     
  8. you did a great job on all them and i like to stretched out neck of the finch the best.

    laurie
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    These are wonderful Andy, love the variety and how they posed for you. Sweet light in our photography is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing these Andy, I appreciate the inspiration.
     
  10. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    As always thank you for commenting Gale.

    Thanks, he is cute isn't he?


    Frank, I appreciate those very kind words.
     
  11. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice shots Andy. Maybe we'll get lucky tomorrow too. :smile:
     
  12. Andy,

    love the whole series as usual..... How did you come up with the crop of the Kingfisher?

    Lil
     
  13. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Thanks Frank. Looking forward to it!

    Thanks Lil!

    I placed the bird and tall perch on the right vertical third of the frame so the bird would have space to look into. I placed the bird high because to me it just looked better than having him low in the frame.
     
  14. Tim O

    Tim O

    Jun 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Very nice job Andy,I think #2 is also a dandy shot:smile:Hope you and flew get some good shots this weekend:wink:it's so darn hot here about 95 now OUCH:eek:
     
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