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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 9:25 PM


Quote: I think those that think the bird lands on a perch and then just poses happily for a long period of time might if they were to try it for themselves be in for a shock

In 60 years or so, I've never managed a satisfactory photograph of a bird (feathered variety).

Where's that bl**dy stick? Sad

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 9:32 PM


Quote: In 60 years or so, I've never managed a satisfactory photograph of a bird (feathered variety)

Once one of my cats gave me a robbin it had just caught and killed. So I skewered it on a fork and stuck it on a plate with some spuds and peas.

It did not go down to well at a local camera club competition on the subject of garden wildlife Smile

Eastlands
Eastlands e2 Member 3648 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 9:36 PM

Paul

Major LOL

It gives me inspiration.

lawbert
lawbert  71684 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 9:42 PM


Quote:

Once one of my cats gave me a robbin it had just caught and killed. So I skewered it on a fork and stuck it on a plate with some spuds and peas.

It did not go down to well at a local camera club competition on the subject of garden wildlife Smile

Have you got the picture to show in this forum and let it be appraised by your photographic peers?

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 9:44 PM


Quote: It did not go down to well at a local camera club competition on the subject of garden wildlife

You need to tie some lead weights to it legs first. Wink

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85834 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:12 PM

I may ask, what is a robbin?

Can't seem to find it on the RSPB siteTongue

I thought robbin, especially with an apostrophe - hence robbin' was a term used by ner' do wells

Last Modified By tomcat at 26 Mar 2011 - 11:12 PM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:26 PM


Quote: I thought robbin, especially with an apostrophe - hence robbin' was a term used by ner' do wells

You mean like 'Morgan the Pirate'? Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:34 PM

Lol yeh ok Robin Smile


Quote: hence robbin' was a term used by ner' do wells

Birds on sticks don`t really interest me, unless there split down the middle, seasoned and grilled Smile

As a genre on EPZ, the same approach and style is always used, and these images do nothing to stir senses or emotions.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:35 PM


Quote: You mean like 'Morgan the Pirate'?

Jas Smile

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:45 PM


Quote: Have you got the picture to show in this forum and let it be appraised by your photographic peers?

Not any more, this must have been a good thirty years ago.

Next time one of the cats brings one home I might try a re-run.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314803 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 11:57 PM


Quote: I'd be interested in your views...have you ever considered that a photographer's temperament could be a reflection of the subjects they shoot

Yes Smile

Landscapers are probably the most laid back

Wildlife/Nature are the most easily upset by far

Alan_Coles
27 Mar 2011 - 9:03 AM


Quote: As a genre on EPZ, the same approach and style is always used, and these images do nothing to stir senses or emotions.

That might be something to do with this site as it is widely considered that the awards are based on nice "studio" background with no distractions Sad

losbarbados
27 Mar 2011 - 9:36 AM


Quote: I'd be interested in your views...have you ever considered that a photographer's temperament could be a reflection of the subjects they shoot

Yes Smile

Landscapers are probably the most laid back

Wildlife/Nature are the most easily upset by far

I'm not sure where that would put me.

I can't abide landscapes, yet if I were any further laid back, I'd be upside down

franken
franken e2 Member 113026 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 10:14 AM

I tend to photograph anything that currently appeals to me. I thought I'd give bird photography a try about six months ago.

Couldn't be that difficult could it? I see so many images on EPZ of birds posing nicely!

How wrong I was! I never use a hide I use a monopod out in the open.

I've lost count of the times that the birds have flown away just as I pressed the shutter!

The failure rate is high as far as I'm concerned.

So yes, you do see a lot of robins. (or in my case Chaffinches) on EPZ

It is very demanding to get right.

I find street photography a lot easier to be honest!Smile

As for landscapes, yes you do need to wait for the correct light etc but they tend not to fly away just as you press the shutter!Wink

I have to say that a lot of landscape images(but not all) that appear on EPZ have no resemblance to what was originally taken! Some of them take on the appearance of scenes that wouldn't be out of place in Sci fi films!

It would be interesting to see what would be the response if you applied the same principle to bird photography?

Ken

Last Modified By franken at 27 Mar 2011 - 10:15 AM
JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
27 Mar 2011 - 11:16 AM

"I have to say that a lot of landscape images(but not all) that appear on EPZ have no resemblance to what was originally taken! Some of them take on the appearance of scenes that wouldn't be out of place in Sci fi films!"( franken)

I agree entirely with with this statement.
JNC

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