Wednesday, February 11, 2009

B put me up to this.

B put me up to this. We were out for a walk on Sunday and we came across a small murder of crows. She looks at me and said, “Aren’t you going to take its picture?” Well, I’d rather have a tooth pulled than take a picture of a black bird backlit by gray clouds.

American Crow ©2009 ShootingMyUniverse


Tabib said...

Ha.ha!...which tooth been pulled out, incisors, canine or molar? :-)
Not bad, at least I can see its eye.

Craig Glenn said...

Oh to be at your level in photography and to be able to offer an opinion. But I will lay these humble words at your feet.

B was right! I love that photo.


Kathleen Valentine said...

Well, I think he is very handsome!

Kallen305 said...

I really like the photo and the fact you were able to bring out the texture of its feathers.

Andy said...

" I’d rather have a tooth pulled than take a picture of a black bird backlit by gray clouds."


I still like it however.

NCmountainwoman said...

Well, you might have to listen more often to B. I like the photograph very much.

The Early Birder said...

Nice one Steve - glad you did as you were told. I hope you earnt some brownie points!

'A' looking over my shoulder said "what were the others murdering"? Don't answer I've explained. Frank.

Jenny said...

Considering the conditions, you got remarkable detail in there! A challenge is always fun! (-:

Steve B said...

Hi Tabib, Molar for sure.
Thanks for all the moral support on this one.

Sorry to let the gender down Frank. B was trying to get so video and was dissapointed I couldn't get the bird to call. What can I say?

NCMountainwoman, I always listen to my wife.

Hey Andy has a cool picture of a Gadwall walking on ice. Go check it out.

Hi Kim, the level of detail in the underside of this bird is really dependent on the monitor. I'm glad you can see it. I view my blog on several monitors from time to time to ensure that the photos look good. This one is the toughest.

Hi Kathleen, Gloucester Blogger extraordinaire! He is actually quite a bird!

Jenny, it was the challenge that actually made me go through with taking the picture. Sometimes you have to step out of your comfy zone.

Glen, your opinion counts, believe me. Don't worry about being at my level! After all, if I followed that philosophy, I couldn't listen to music, read a novel, watch a movie or visit a museum. Art is useless unless it is appreciated. Without all of you, I'm just wasting my time.

Kelly said... were able to get all the detail in the black to stand out. That's pretty hard to do. My photo would probably look like a silhouette .

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Lets face it Steve, wives are the most important things in men's lives. LOL!! I like it thought.

Steve B said...

Well Joan, who am I to argue with that statement? (Is B still looking over my shoulder?)

Hi Kelly, the most important is the eye, if there isn't detail and focus in the eye, it gone. I was lucky enough to catch some of it. It takes some practice and knowing your gear. Anyone can do it!

Mary said...

See, Steve, spouses know best! LOL Great shot!

Denise said...

My backlit photos of black birds don't turn out like this one Steve. This one is magnificent, I am glad you took the shot at B's request.

Eve said...

Ha Ha!! You should have given B the camera and said lovingly..."no are"! Ha Ha!
I still like the photo!

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