Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Birds

Birds are fun but difficult subjects for us non-professionals. However, I found these three specimens within an area of about 500m and thought I might give it a try.

This one might perhaps be called Watchful Swan

Gull in a Glass

On-line Crow

29 comments:

Jeni said...

Non-professional? Says who? If that's how you consider your photographs, then I'd have to say you do a stellar job as a "non-professional" as these -like all the rest of the pics you post -are awesome!
(OH and about the removal of word verification, I "think" I removed it from my blog too -not totally sure though as I still get spam comments to my blog in my e-mail asking if I want to publish it or have it marked as Spam. But I get other spam comments there too that don't ask that question but also somehow, magically, don't get published either so there must be some kind of filtering somewhere going on that at least stops them from being published. Now, if only there were a way to stop people from doing them in the first place. As my son would say "In an ideal world....")

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The gull is very intrigueing but I love the crow.

Sylvia K said...

I can only repeat what Jeni has written, Rune! These are absolutely gorgeous! And, oh, that blue, blue sky! Definitely not "non-professional"!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Wenche said...

Så stilig Rune, du fanger det med kamera du :0) Morsom det bildet hvor du ser Måken gjennom ringen :0) I morgen drar jeg vestover til heimtraktene...gleder meg for nå er det lenge siden sist...men hører det skal blåse hardt :0) Får se om jeg får tid til litt fotos :0) Men først skal jeg jobbe natta... Ha en fin kveld :0)

Irene said...

Knallbilder på hver sin måte. Det andre bildet er utrolig kult!

Ang. mine siste bilder, så har jeg ikke brukt HDR, men topaz adjust (ref. tag på innlegget). Tenkte det kunne passe til de bildene, spesielt folkevogna.

Ha en fortsatt fin uke!

Irene

HansHB said...

Great shots!
Herlige bilder!

Du kan denne ballansen mellom bilde og tekst!
Ha en fin kveld!

imac said...

My fav is the swan, but all 3 are really great captures my friend.

Phoenix C. said...

I particularly love the On-line Crow! The composition is so satisfying and there is a merriment about it too!

Darlene said...

I truly love all three. I especially like the way you named them.

The Watchful Swan just fascinates me. However did you get such a close one? I suppose you took it with some sort of speciak lens but I have to keep looking at the detail.

Of course I will never understand the various tricks of photography, but Gull in a Glass has me very perplexed as to how you were able to arrange that shot????

As for Online Crow, it just had to be an accidental find, right?

I told my, nephew, Fred Young, who just describes himself as an amateur photographer, about your blog. I think he is one of your silent readers. His dad was a proffessional, also his grandfather. I think he is sorry that he didn't follow the same path. I think it is in his blood. I think he is quite good too. I wish he would comment on your blog.

Ken Mac said...

bird got attitude

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

beautiful! not only that you took such wonderful portraits of these guys, but you have some awesome words to go with ;)). a delight to be here, as usual!

Lew said...

Award winners all:
Best picture - swan;
most intriguing - gull;
best title - crow.

Tristan said...

Velidg fint det svanebildet.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I really like these, the first is outstanding!

Malyss said...

If you were talking about movies, I'd say the first one is romantic Mayerling , but the two others are definitively Hitchcock's!Bright blue sky, I see!

E Squared and Mui said...

Unique perspective on the gull, but I have to say the crow that has "embraced" modern technology is my favorite.

Gry said...

Artige bilder! Og hun (?) ser litt morskt på deg hun første damen!

Barbara said...

That swan image is such a great close-up, wonderful detail and focus, and I really like the comp of the other two, that gull shot is brilliant!

John said...

Great swan shot, having problems to get the comment accepted.

Anne-Berit said...

Du er vel proff som noen Rune.Fantastisk fine bilder alle tre,men måsen sett gjennom det glasset var den soleklare vinneren for meg.Kjempebra:)
Ha det fint:))

Banjo52 said...

Great close-up on the swan--kinda scary, but they always are up close. Cool, interesting composition on gull and crow. I like all three.

katney said...

Certainly no apologies needed. These are awesome shots.

Viola said...

Og hvilket yndig bilde du fikk av svanen!! Du ER jo proff! =)

Og veldig spennende med måken gjennom glasset! Så kreativt som bare det!! :)

Men den siste fikk meg til å le! Online kråke....! =D

Vakre bilder!
Ha en riktig super helg! :)

Prospero said...

Professional photographers have an easy time of photographing professional birds--this goes without saying (spoken like a true unreliable narrator). The trick for the non-professional is to find non-professional birds (not part of any recognized ornithological guild) and to immortalize them in the colors of an everyday, charm-filled world.

becky said...

Hee hee, love the puns...and the photographs!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Your top photo is my favorite. All are fantastic. You are a professional. -- barbara

EG CameraGirl said...

Great closeup of the swan! Is that really a crow? Ours are different.

ChrisJ said...

The on line crow is an absolute winner! I think of Norway far more often and more fondly than other places we have visited. It must be my Northern blood.

Dina said...

I love your titles for the birds.