By Dawns Early Light
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-06-17 8:08]
A House Finch and a Sparrow vying for food as seen against a blue sky in the morning!
A great capture, Bob and I feel good!
Great half-silhouette lighting and composition and a nice POV.
Thanks for an unusual and cheerful image,
- shabsslg (913)
- [2008-06-17 8:45]
A nice bird house shot with art house minimalism. Nice pose, temperate hues. Liked this one.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-06-17 8:50]
I really like the way you have used contrasting dark and lit areas here. The poses are great and I especially like the half-lit bird.
PS Glad they arrived - will email l8r
- MMM (11425)
- [2008-06-17 9:36]
Nice composition.I like that presentation showing two different species and also I like the idea of showing them in a shadow mode.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-06-17 9:46]
Your comments are always touching and encouraging. However, my destiny is my destiny.
I like an idea of the shot, interesting realization of it, great use of back light and impressive framing. Timing is spot on too. I also like note a lot. Many thanks and my best regards.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-06-17 10:00]
I love your notes - hope you feel even better by now. This is a very familiar scene - usually the Finch has no qualms about shoving a Sparrow out of the way. You captured him hovering very nicely - I've tried and maybe someday I'll catch up.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2008-06-17 11:35]
nice capture from these birds, nice light on his wings.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-06-17 11:40]
Hi Bob. I have felt like this for a few days myself not to sure why ,I have a lot going on i think i am just tierd . Reading your notes have made me smile so thanks. some may not like this picture but i like the silhouette. TFS .
- maurydv (36428)
- [2008-06-17 14:21]
Interessante e bellissima composizione, un uso della luce per creare un'immagine dove forma e colore diventano gli elementi focalizzanti, il movimento degli uccelli dà vita a queste forme e colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio
- NinaM (4077)
- [2008-06-17 15:46]
I like silhouettes and very subtle colours, when we guess the colours more than see it with our eyes. The light here is fantastic and make us guess the colours beautifully. The moment is suspended, you stopped TIME! Thank you Bob, I like looking through your eyes,
- writerscrawlz (2961)
- [2008-06-17 18:21]
I really enjoy the title, and yes, I do feel better now. One thing I look forward to is being awakened each morning by the birds. Their song makes my heart sing, and better yet, I've never heard one sing out of tune. Sadly, I can't say the same about myself!
Lovely morning capture - and glad it brightened your day as well.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2008-06-17 20:13]
Nice shot Bob,
The sparrow at first glance reminds me of a pianist, sitting at his piano, ready to play a melody.
I see you have the same trouble as I do with house sparrows taking over. My bluebirds haven't nested this year due to house sparrows taking over the bluebird house.
Hope the rest of your day went well!!
- joey (24909)
- [2008-06-18 1:58]
Excellent image, Bob!
Superb action and I love the poses.
The harsh morning light is brilliant!
You've exposed this amazingly well... usually a shot like this would have been exposed for the shadows (which are a large majority of this shot) and the highlights would have been completely blown, thus ruining the shot, but this one has been exposed for the highlights and the shadows are completely black which I think gives an awesome effect... so basically you're bloomin' good at esposing! :-)
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
This has actually cheered me up a bit too :-)
Well done, Bob!
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-06-18 4:08]
Yes, you're feeling better, and I feel better too, thank you Bob.
I know that feeling of dread you talk about - usually it is for no reason, but it can linger.
And what a pretty sight to look out your window at. I love how the finch is stuck in mid-air looking at the intruder!! Good catch - well done my friend
And good night now, it's after 11 pm now!
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2008-06-18 5:51]
Hi Bob, splendid couple of lovely birds, great back light composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
PS thanks for the splendid ws, I like a lot:)
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-06-18 5:53]
excellent shot of these birds taken with the effect
of « againts daylight » (en « contre-jour), i love it,
and i love the effect of the light coming by the side, TFS
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-06-19 7:59]
As you mentioned in the morning hours you took this shot and also still feeling a bit sleepy. This is a very good capture. So you have steady hands and nice composition too. I would have blurred it ;>. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2008-06-21 15:24]
essentially concentrated image, simply and clear, with powerful light, perfectly captured in motion. Thank you!
With best regards,
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-06-22 1:23]
This entire picture look magical, Bob...A house hanging out of nowhere in the azure sky, and two winged angels doing a gig arond it...
Very well done!
- angybone (7684)
- [2008-06-23 18:29]
Beautiful silhouette effect! Very dramatic! Well done!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2008-06-24 6:08]
It looks like hanging home from the heaven with two beautiful angels around. Super shot with excellent exposure & shades of light.
- pierrefonds (12974)
- [2008-07-14 15:46]
A good capture of the house finch in flight approching the bird feeder. The subject is well frame. The dawn light has a good effect on the colors. It seem the flying bird is trying to chase the other bird. Have a nice day.