Stills V3

October 30, 2011


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 17:20

I think I'm getting the hang of this bird photography thing.................................



  1. Nice use of wide angle to make sure you get the bird in!! Just joking. It’s a great mix between the prosaic and the romantic: the swan soars skyward towards a lit cirrus sky while the double yellow line anchors the place, together with the twitcher. The sliver of the spit divides the two worlds. I like the composition and content but Jana suggested a crop at the bottom just below the bike stand and it does tend to accentuate the swan even more.

    Comment by zavaell — November 2, 2011 @ 07:31

    • Hi John, agree with your analysis fully. But I am not so sure about the crop myself. I think that the road and the white lines anchor the base of the photo. If cropped, it feels a bit out of balance in that area, although the swan is indeed accentuated more. I am glad that it is not my choice to make. :)

      Comment by Cem — November 7, 2011 @ 12:06

  2. I’m sure you know that I got a good laugh from your caption. I’ll be back to comment for real later.

    Comment by Christina — November 2, 2011 @ 19:51

  3. It is great that you have catpured one swan against a bright sky and the other against a bright backdrop of water.

    The clouds and landforms all seem to playing together to keep you eye moving from place to place, a very active scene and well seen.

    Comment by rhoehne — November 2, 2011 @ 22:22

  4. the swan looks like copypaste into the image :) – well, I know it isn’t. Nicely made!

    Comment by Astrid — November 4, 2011 @ 10:19

    • Not pasted but as the swan was against the light, I need to adjust it a bit to be white.

      Comment by Rex — November 4, 2011 @ 18:58

      • *ha!* – “erwischt” (we Germans would say) ;)

        Comment by Astrid — November 5, 2011 @ 10:05

  5. Agree with the comments already made. I find this to be a really enjoyable and “uplifting” (no pun intended) picture. Well captured Rex!

    Comment by Cem — November 7, 2011 @ 12:04

  6. Not only a bird photograph, but a bird in flight — the bird photographer’s holy grail. You have reached the pinnacle. ;-) But really, the image is a delight. John’s description is so excellent, I’ll just leave well enough alone there. I would not want to see it cropped, however, since I enjoy that shadow of the bike wheel.

    Speaking of that bike — wouldn’t the club judges want to see it facing inward?

    Comment by Christina — November 9, 2011 @ 05:29

  7. Nice timing. I like the way everything leads from that one vanishing point and the bike, for me, stops me falling out of the bottom corner of the image.

    Comment by doonster — November 16, 2011 @ 13:17

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