Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Bird in the Bush

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Yesterday afternoon, I took a short break from packing to enjoy the clouds and grabbed the G7, on the way. As I headed back inside, the movement of this bird caught my eye and I snapped. I didn't get a second try. A cyan filter seemed appropriate for this one.


  1. Birds never do give you a second chance, it seems. The little buggers just won't sit still for long.

    It's funny - you've "broken" what is probably my only (largely unconscious) rule of composition in this one. For some reason, my brain refuses to trip the shutter if there are power lines in the frame! I don't know why that is, but I know it's universally true with respect to my images. go figure.

    The blue tint works very well here, especially given the fact that the bird and the branches are silhouettes.

  2. I am somewhat in awe of folks who photograph birds for a living. The degree of patience amazes me.

    I go back and forth on the power lines issue. Sometimes, I refuse to shoot if they are in the frame. Then, on another occasion, I change my philosphy. It's tough to avoid them in our neighborhood. Sigh.

    I'm glad you like the tint. Normally, I prefer straight black and white or sepia. But, this one just wanted to go cyan.

    Thanks for dropping by.


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