22 thoughts on “more birds

  1. disperser

    I’m not sure why, but I’ve neglected to take advantage of opportunities to shoot macros of feathers (stuffed birds) . . . I’ll have to remedy that.

    Nice selection; the mural and the signal post photos are my favorites, but that’s not to diss the others.

    . . . I don’t see the bird in the sunset shot, but that could be a matter of magnification.

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  2. oneowner Post author

    Thanks, E. There’s a bird in the water somewhere. There is a boat launch at the Bay where some folks come to feed the sea birds. They become very friendly when being fed and I took advantage of that. It allowed
    me to get in pretty close without scaring them off.
    My definition of a bird photo is a photo that has a bird in it, no matter how insignificant. At least for this post anyway.

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  3. Postcard Cafe

    A very nice gallery of shots.
    I like your reply (in the response above) regarding your definition of bird photo πŸ˜€πŸ‘ It brings a lot of freedom and scope.
    I have enjoyed all the photographs in the gallery and there are some with really great light. Capturing those moments with the right light is an art.
    If I were to have a top three they would be (in no order) 9, 6 and 5.
    I paused on number 5 and wondered if I might have been inclined to crop to portrait aspect ratio. I like the clouds in your image and it is to my eye the strongest,most striking and memorable of the set. The clouds add a lot of atmosphere so my observation is in no way a criticism. Rather it crossed my mind and thought I’d share that thoughtπŸ€”πŸ™‚
    Great work
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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, PC. The 5th photo is one of my favorites, too. I find cropping to be the most difficult challenge in editing. I know there are photographers that refuse to crop and so they “crop in the camera”. I follow the same procedure but I do realize that some photos are just better cropped. Also, there are cases where distracting elements are better cropped out (or edited out). Balance is difficult (especially for me).

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      1. Postcard Cafe

        Like you I prefer to achieve the composition I want in camera as I take the shot. Sometimes I’ll take a shot with a view to cropping in order to zoom in and occasionally I’ll experiment to see how an image looks in a different aspect ratio. I also like to look at images by other photographers with a mind to understand why the composition works or sometimes doesn’t work. It’s a bit of learning sometimes seeing something in a shot which I might have composed out but turns out to be the reason it works!
        The 5th image in your set works well for lots of reasons and I found it interesting that it was the one that stayed with me longest.
        Have a great weekend
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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Linda. And thanks for the article. I found it very interesting. I like to think that Cornell, with all his problems, left a lasting legacy of beautiful art.
      Initially, I did not like that bird looking “outside” (rather than into) the frame and I wasn’t sure if anyone would like it because of that.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. I don’t often print photos but I’m thinking of getting a color printer that can make a good print. I’ll put this one on the list.

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  4. oneowner Post author

    Thanks, John. Yes, I’m sure you know some of these places well. BTW, for some reason, I never get notified of your posts. Could I have fallen off the follow list? If so, how can I get back on.

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    1. John Linn

      Well it is a mystery. I do not get notifications of your posts either. 

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    2. John Linn

      Ken,

      I see at least two “Ken”s in my “following” list but there appears no way for me to see the email addresses.

      I would suggest you just go to my page (https://2look.blogspot.com/) and see if “Unfallow” is available. If it is not, just click “Fallow ” and again register. If “Unfallow” is shown then unfollow and re-follow. I hope that makes sense.

      I have not been posting much lately but trying to get back at it.

      I see that your site is listed as a blog I follow but do not get notifications. I guess I need to do as I just suggested and try to do a reset. These systems seem to be messing up!

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      Take care, John.

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