Posted on June 21, 2020
Posted on May 19, 2020
Posted on March 27, 2020
Cee’s topic this week is birds. As selective colour is permitted – and, I think, really works in this case – here is an owl (I’m afraid I cannot remember what kind).
The plumage is black and white in any case, so all I had to do was desaturate the greens in the background. Those orange irises are really very striking.
Posted on October 4, 2018
When my children were growing up in Scotland, a trip to the town of Linlithgow, just outside Edinburgh, was a common excursion, one of the highlights of which was to go and feed the birds – ducks, swans and gulls – on the lake next to the ruined palace (birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots).
I can attest from a recent visit that the birds are still there, just as greedy and just as short-tempered when you have nothing to offer them.
(Yes, I know it’s blurred, but you try keeping your camera steady while you’re being dive-bombed by irate, hungry seagulls. Besides, I think it works; it certainly gives a sense of motion.)
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: In Flight
Posted on June 29, 2018
Posted on February 8, 2017
This week, Sue has set us a specific theme for Macro Moments – ‘Birds’. It’s pretty difficult to get a true macro shot of a bird, I should imagine, so here is a (very) tightly-cropped image of an owl which I took at a display of birds of prey last summer.
Fortunately, I was using my best lens, so I think it has managed to retain enough detail, despite the crop.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm ƒ2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/500 at ƒ4, ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments EWeek 30: Birds
Posted on September 24, 2016
Birds of prey are on a perpetual quest for food – even those that have been trained to take part in this ‘spéctacle’ at St-Germain-de-Confolens earlier this summer.
Posted on March 9, 2016
Posted on February 28, 2016
Like everybody else, I was looking forward to the display of birds of prey at a chateau in the Dordogne – and when it came, I enjoyed it.
But I couldn’t help wondering, as I mooched about with my camera before showtime, what the birds themselves might think about it.
Posted on November 26, 2015
This is a sea eagle – whose feathers are black and white to begin with – taken at a display of birds of prey in the Dordogne.