Many Birds - One Bush
They almost look like leaves here Bob, like the last ones clinging on at the end of Autumn. It would be nice to see each one a bit clearer, like you say, but i still like it as a whole very much.
Some interesting shapes and textures created by the bare twigs and stems with effective goldish sepia hue. Well done and have a good weekend.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2008-01-18 8:23]
Norman Rockwell has been one of my reference's ever!
So funny the situation described here, when the bird's flown away. It happens!
I have the same issue about the 800 px wide when posting here...that's why always tend to make a square like framing to get more visual info into...cause and effect.
I like the hues of the image, and all that birds that were attracted to the tree, like a big community.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-18 8:27]
I see this same scene every day only on a Mexican Palm. I call it the sparrow bush. Nice shot with the birds in so many different positions. I like the two flying to join the group.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-01-18 9:03]
Hi Bob. Now you are trying to see how many birds you can get at once. good timing and detail . still a little colour in the trees. a nice POV. well done TFS.
Good notes too.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-01-18 9:43]
Hello My Friend,
Your capture and story to go with it are both excellent and humorous, like the child caught with its' hand in the cookie jar. I have always wondered how flocks of birds are so synchronized as these ones were. Thanks for another great posting Bob.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-01-18 9:45]
Another shot of a bush with lots of birds in it! :)
This could almost be sepia!
A photo which is full of interest. You could look at it for hours and then still be spotting more birds flitting about :)
Great image quality.
Thanks for sharing this Bob!
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-01-18 10:13]
Hi Bob,i wish be there whit you and walking on the snow whit this fantastic birds,very good work,have a nice day,Luciano
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-01-18 10:23]
Hi Bob, how much birds in different position, excellent composition with great warm colors, good focus and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- wahclella (1119)
- [2008-01-18 12:59]
To the Mad Bush Stalker Bob,
I find the low setting on the site also demeaning to the actual beauty of several images that I have seen posted on the site since the time I have been on this site, however, we can catch a sense of what it must have appeared, or felt like when one was standing there with their camera in hand, capturing an image of a flock of sparrows, in front of Someone Else's House, and in their bush. Sparrows are busy and cheerful birds, nonstop from the time the sun rises to the hour of the sunset.
"Like leaves on a tree, these sparrows form. May they never drop."
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-01-18 16:59]
superb shot with excellent warm colours and details of the image,
viewing (looking) at your image i am learning on nature
photography, because if i was there i would zoom and focus
only one bird forgeting all the others of the bush,
now looking at your image with all the birds on the bush
i see how the image could be as beautiful as if it was zoomed
at only one bird, and all the birds on the bush
i am realizing that it bring an artistique effect to the image
TFS for the image and for the notes
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-01-18 17:20]
Funny story Bob, this man having seen you get close to the bush and go away from it... for nothing ;-) I like that picture a lot, instead of being pine cones today, they might look like apples at fall from the thumbnail. It's incredible how many birds can stand on just one bush. Where I lived, in Montreal, I could see some cedars at the neighbour's background. Just before the sun rose of set, hundreds of sparrows would either leave or get inside, within the branches of the cedars... getting inside is the funniest to watch as you see the branches move without seeing anyone, hear some calls and pitpits and then see one bird coming out suddenly to go back in from another place. I am telling you all this because I think this picture shows exactly that kind of phenomenon which is so nice and fun to watch. You captured a moment with all those sparrows moving around or in the bush, it is alive and well! Thanks a lot for sharing,
- c_rapp (738)
- [2008-01-18 18:47]
Now I would not want to park my car under that bush!!!
Very cool popv Great capture!!! TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-01-18 18:52]
Appreciate and like this wonderful shot from you. Out of town, hence doing a short job. Sorry friend.
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-01-19 7:26]
It's a birdie tree...that where birds come from..and when they're ripe, they fly away. ha ha
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-01-19 10:27]
When I was a teenager I remember a song called 'Sparrow in the treetop' that was in the early fifties, before R and R came along. That's what came to my mind when I saw this. I don't think I've seen an image with so many House Sparrows together: the whole bush is alive with them and I can almost hear their chirping and chatting: the bush is alive!
The scene is full of action and that's what I like about this shot, Bob and I guess that's why you posted it. Thanks,
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-01-19 11:02]
Now you have too much of it ! :-) Great shot Bob, great details and colors,well done with the exposure too, have a great day !
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-01-20 10:46]
A good capture of the bush and of the birds which are playing hide an seek with you. May be they were scared. The subjet is well framed. It is difficult to get nearer because they may have flown away. have a nice day.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-20 17:28]
I love the sound the birds make in a bush like this.They do look a bit like leaves I suppose.
Well focused with very good detail.
I can imagine the sounds of the twittering.
Lovely natural colours.