Getting The Bird: How To Photograph Birds With Long Telephoto Lenses
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By lynsfiona
Thought I would go along with the whole feelings theme I'm going through at the moment. I sometimes feel like this when I'm not able to take shots when I've really got a creative surge - it mostly comes to me when I'm at work - typical!!

This is my husbands arm and hand which I managed to twist into some modelling!!

Taken in colour then converted to B&W using a Gradient Map layer.

Thanks for looking. Big is much better if you have the time!!

Thanks Lyns x

Tags: Frustration Black and white Close-up and macro Arm Husband Fist Portraits and people

Voters: Maddie, answersonapostcard, geoffwd and 110 more

Editors' choice awards are given by the team to outstanding images. Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



geoffwd 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 8:57PM
good strong image in more ways than one
joseph 17 England
11 Jul 2006 8:58PM
Fantastic. A very powerful image.
11 Jul 2006 9:00PM
Powerful image, even more so in B/W
Chant57 17 395 3 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:02PM
A bold, strong, powerful image, very well composed with good tones and detail. A classic example of how to say so much without the use of words. Excellent work.
Glynn 17 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:05PM
A very powerful image Lynsey. Has frustration written all over it. I also think that the mood is set better with the image in B&W. Love the composition and a well thoughtout image.

martinproe 17 293 5 England
11 Jul 2006 9:12PM
superb image, lovely effect and all the more amazing considering the kit lens.
Tandberg 19 1.2k 2 England
11 Jul 2006 9:12PM
This is crazy!

13 Clicks before mine thats a Scandal

Its a flamin fantastic image.

ash-sp 19 41 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:16PM
I love the way this is lit. Adds to the tension!
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:18PM
Great tonal range and clarity, lovely bw treatment.
CathyT 17 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:20PM
Thats a beauty Lyns, captured the atmosphere of the shot , excellent BW and some cracking detail there too. Well done..
lynsfiona 18 5
11 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Thanks to eveybody for your clicks and comments, really appreciated!! Turned my back for 10 minutes…Lyns x
11 Jul 2006 9:23PM
Simple but Strong. Glad he done his nails
starliz 18 1.6k 3 England
11 Jul 2006 9:26PM
large is just superb.
Consulo 18 840 10 Scotland
11 Jul 2006 9:27PM
Tones are bang on, as is the lighting.

Pin sharp to boot, too. Smile

phototime 16 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:32PM
Wow! what a shot great detail wonderful B&W image great work well done.
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 9:47PM
Great idea again Lyns. The different tones are great.
Does your husband bite his nails? lol or did you do them? hehe
Another great shot!
Toppix 18 56 1 England
11 Jul 2006 9:48PM
A powerful looking image with good tones. Good shot.
DaveU 17 1.4k 127 England
11 Jul 2006 9:53PM
It's so twoooo .... bigger is better.

The BW conversion is spot-on Lyns, and the detail you've captured is amazing, this with the kit lens too!

You've actually stolen 1/3 of my most recent (EC gaining) idea. This was a tryptych of Scissors-Paper-Stone done with my very own hand as the model.

You've done the stone, now just get Hubby to sit for the Paper and Scissors and I guarantee you that Pete will be clicking the old EC button like crazy.

Take Care .....

lynsfiona 18 5
11 Jul 2006 9:55PM
Yes Sam, I am his personal manicurist! - I cut them for him 4 years ago when we first started going out and I've been doing them ever since - he won't even touch them himself! He's a digital 3D artist working at the same company as me so he never really has to get his hands dirty.

Thanks very much for all the clicks and lovely comments - Lyns x
User_Removed 16 51
11 Jul 2006 10:06PM
Hi Lyns, I clicked and then realised it was one of yours, you're certainly branching out. What great tones and detail in this shot. Very nice.

DaveU 17 1.4k 127 England
11 Jul 2006 10:08PM
A late night EC .... clever girl.

You owe your Husband a pint or two !!!
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 10:09PM
Your an excellent manicurist as well as an artist!
DaveU 17 1.4k 127 England
11 Jul 2006 10:10PM
P.S. Bags eye 1/3 of your EC.
MartinWait 19 95 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 10:12PM
Very nicely done. Perfect toning.

Well done.

JohnDyer Plus
17 80 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 10:24PM
Very powerful shot, nice one, congrats on the EC award
starstriders 18 1.6k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 10:29PM
Super skin tones there. All down to lighting. Powerful shot that could convey many things.
Mary_C 17 1 Wales
11 Jul 2006 10:51PM
Wonderful shot, no wonder it's picking up all the awards!
Deego 16 27
11 Jul 2006 11:03PM
Very nicley lit with a very strong composition.
U4eA 18 475 England
11 Jul 2006 11:22PM
Such a striking and powerful image...kudos.

tonymarq 17 1 United States
12 Jul 2006 12:31AM
Lynn excellent image showing strenghth!

stay well
NevP 17 853 13 Canada
12 Jul 2006 2:01AM
Great image with a truly outstanding conversion.
vismaya 17 Ireland
12 Jul 2006 4:10AM
Fantastic work!!
lynsfiona 18 5
12 Jul 2006 6:07AM
Wow - I'm speechless!! Thank you very much Pete for the EC, you've made my day, waking up to an award!!

Thanks for eveyone who's clicked and commented, I really appreciate it!!

I think I do owe my husband Tim a pint of two as whenever I shoot his hands I seem to win an award - I think he's missed his vocation and should've been a hand model!!

Not to self: Must only shoot Tim's hands from now on! LOL

Lyns x
POOCHIE 17 21 6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 7:36AM
Cracking shot Lyn's and congratulations on the award.

DiegoDesigns 17 117 6 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:05AM
Such great lighting and shadow detail. Quite fantastic.

Mari 19 1.8k United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 9:58AM
Superb shot, Lyns, really deserves recognition

Mari Smile
dionne 18 29 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2006 11:28AM
Fantastic composition, lighting and detail. Well done!!!!!
AlleyCatz 17 274 6 England
12 Jul 2006 11:31AM
A brilliant and powerful conversion.A big congrats on a well deserved EC.

12 Jul 2006 3:14PM
conrad 18 10.9k 116
12 Jul 2006 8:06PM
Powerful image, Lyns - and I'm glad everyone seems to think so, including Pete. Congratulations!

Jouİo 18 56 Finland
12 Jul 2006 8:43PM
great strong arm/image, Lyns!

Congrats on well deserved EC!

Best regards,

mattmatic 19 598
13 Jul 2006 8:37AM
Spot on Wink
Well done!!
13 Jul 2006 9:23AM
FANTASTIC! Very strong. Congrats on the awards.

lynsfiona 18 5
13 Jul 2006 10:07AM
Thanks Pooch, Dave, Mari, Dionne, Alley, Conrad, Jouko, Matt and Benjamin for your clicks lovely comments. Lyns x
jkennedy 17 4 1 Indonesia
13 Jul 2006 1:34PM
A very simple but extremely powerful image Lynsey. Superb lighting and composition. Top notch work. Very well done. CLIK.
pennyspike 19 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 1:42PM
Congratulations, well desrved EC.
lynsfiona 18 5
13 Jul 2006 1:52PM
Thanks Joe and Penny, much appreciated!! lyns x
SamGillespie 16 94 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2006 2:11PM
Wasn't it much lighter when you uploaded it?...
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
13 Jul 2006 11:54PM
brilliant..great detail and superb in bnw!

very well deserved EC

Origami_Owl 19 786
14 Jul 2006 9:43AM
Striking shot! excellent.

JuliaB 17 110 2 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 6:22PM
it's the rigid tendons that do it for me.
Nic_WA 18 179 2 Australia
15 Jul 2006 1:18PM
Congratulations - well deserved Smile)
15 Jul 2006 5:00PM
Powerful shot, excellent black and white tones backed up with very good lighting and focus, super photo, Adrian
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2006 1:09AM
Really powerful cracking light and tones.

22 Jul 2006 1:53AM
Lovely detail and excellent lighting. This image says so much. Well done.
funkeldink 19 1.6k 1 Australia
22 Jul 2006 10:07AM
pure class
Julian 18 76 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2006 7:51PM
really powerful image

One more click won't make much difference but it deserves merit.

25 Jul 2006 8:18PM
i like it a lot its cool dude
v powerful
lynsfiona 18 5
27 Jul 2006 1:22PM
My first century - fab!

Thanks to all of you who have clicked and/or commented, I really appreciate it! Lyns x
31 Jul 2006 3:25PM
What a fantastic image.
Great black and white work.
edrhodes 18 548 13 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2006 5:58PM
Beautiful shot.

shortski 16 3 1 England
31 Jul 2006 11:21PM
fantastic pic, speaks volumes, very clever.......jojo
5 Aug 2006 7:42PM
This is an absoloutly amasing photo. I love the purpose. It looks great in B&W!
Alex x
claret 18 49 England
10 Aug 2006 7:38AM
Another EC for the collection Lyns. Missed this one - must have been away. Wonderfully simple but you've turned out a stunner.
paul_blue 16 7
12 Aug 2006 9:23PM
very strong image, very powerful, simple is the best in my eyes, love it, blue.
mollye 16 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 10:55AM
Its a very strong & powerful image and yes i agree with you its even better bigger. i like everything about it
PatrickSmith 18 1.2k 2 United States
14 Dec 2006 10:02PM
Wow, this is awesome...better late than never!


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