You will have noted from the last few posts that I am experimenting with and learning about new photographic genres so here is a special Sunday post in the same experimental vein.
I have heard and seen many serious photographers make comments about a genre they term 'Birds On Sticks' so I thought it was time to have a go. I didn't quite understand what this meant so I read a lot of comments and sought advice and help from others. Special thanks are due to Brian65, the wonderful avian portraitist, for his help with the sticks - so kind. Thanks are also due to Mikbee, Lifesnapper and people who commented on their images for helping me understand what they mean by 'Birds.'
Birds, according to Mikbee, Lifesnapper and similarly macho fellows, are the female of the species, so thanks are due to our bitch Helga for posing so nicely on the driftwood stick in V5. I must also thank our dog Helmut who is a great stick chaser and retriever, who once having the mission explained to him, fetched me the bird on a stick in V1. Thanks are also due to the birds in this series who range in age from youthful to elderly.
V3 is especially for my friend Andrew (Chiliman). The model was so delighted by your admiration of her Andrew that she agreed to suffer the discomfort shown clearly in her facial expression and pose for this shot
I am sorry that I have only managed to get 5 images in this set, but as you photographic experts will already know, this is a very difficult genre. Thak you for looking and I hope you enjoy the set.
*** An extra image in response to Saltireblue's suggestion and Glostopcat's expectation that I would - so I did! The original image is a modification I did of one of TrevBatWCC's images and the fish, caught by myself of course!
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||12 Jun 2010 - 2:36 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.0|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|