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Tony Britton 03-11-17 10:26 PM

Strictly For The Birds
 
Hello All,

I'm a new member from the Central Coast of California. My favorite subjects are birds and I especially enjoy utilizing side-lighting to achieve the look I'm after in my photography. I use superzoom bridge cameras and all images were taken hand-held and have not been cropped. I hope you enjoy these beautiful birds!

Tony

1. Snowy Egret Ballet
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...y%202016-L.jpg
2. Black-crowned Night Heron
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...IMG_0454-M.jpg
3. Great Blue Heron "Hither and Yawn"
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...tton2017-M.jpg
4. Green Heron
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...0%283%29-M.jpg
5. Brown Pelican
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...IMG_5287-L.jpg

Garry 03-11-17 10:34 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
I certainly do enjoy seeing these, Tony

These are rather spectacular.

What also pleases me is the chance to see birds that we don't see in the UK.

Pleased that you came here to show us.

Tony Britton 03-11-17 10:46 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry (Post 85348)
I certainly do enjoy seeing these, Tony

These are rather spectacular.

What also pleases me is the chance to see birds that we don't see in the UK.

Pleased that you came here to show us.

Thank you very much, Garry. I'm very happy to share my collection of favorite bird images with this forum.

Tony

Barr1e 03-11-17 10:50 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Hi Tony -

Hello.

I certainly like your work and would be pleased to see more as time goes by.

Thanks for showing.

Regards. Barr1e

Tony Britton 03-11-17 10:54 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Here's a few more of my favorites.

1. Double-crested Cormorant
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...ormorant-L.jpg
2. Snowy Egret
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Nik...DSCN2184-M.jpg
3. Red-shouldered Hawk
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...IMG_6563-M.jpg
4. Ring-billed Gull
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...tton2016-M.jpg
5. Wood Duck
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...7britton-M.jpg

Tony Britton 03-11-17 10:57 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Barr1e (Post 85351)
Hi Tony -

Hello.

I certainly like your work and would be pleased to see more as time goes by.

Thanks for showing.

Regards. Barr1e

Thank you very much, Barr1e. Birds are truly living works of art!


Tony

Garry 03-11-17 10:59 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
I can understand why these are some of your fav's. They really are very good.

Tony Britton 04-11-17 11:33 AM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry (Post 85354)
I can understand why these are some of your fav's. They really are very good.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

Tony

Tony Britton 04-11-17 11:40 AM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
A set of wide-angle shots I hope you'll enjoy.

1. Brown Pelican
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...ican2016-L.jpg
2. Snowy Egret
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Str...%2814%29-M.jpg
3. Western Grebe
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...brittont-M.jpg
4. Great Egret
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Str...%2811%29-M.jpg
5. Green Heron
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...0%285%29-L.jpg

Ian 04-11-17 12:45 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
I've peeked at the exif data on a few of these shots and most of them have been taken using relatively inexpensive bridge cameras.

This is very encouraging for people who are despondent that they 'only' have a bridge camera. You don't need fancy expensive gear to take great photos like these! :)

Ian

Tony Britton 04-11-17 03:18 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 85369)
I've peeked at the exif data on a few of these shots and most of them have been taken using relatively inexpensive bridge cameras.

This is very encouraging for people who are despondent that they 'only' have a bridge camera. You don't need fancy expensive gear to take great photos like these! :)

Ian

Thank you so very much for looking and commenting, Ian. I've learned over the years that a major key to happiness with point-and-shoot / bridge cameras is allowing them to operate within their comfort range. I make every effort to maximize their strenghts and minimize their weaknesses and they provide me pleasing results. That certainly makes for a splendid relationship!

I enjoyed viewing your excellent photos on the links you've provided!

My usual photography forum signature states:

"My wife & I make the perfect point-and-shoot photography team. She points and I shoot!"

Best regards,

Tony

Tony Britton 04-11-17 03:33 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
A mix of wide-angle & portrait captures.

1. Snowy Egret
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...tton2016-L.jpg
2. Green Heron
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Str...tton2015-M.jpg
3. Brown Pelican
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Can...28111%29-M.jpg
4. Muscovy Duck
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/My-...covy2016-M.jpg
5. Western Grebe
https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Str...0%282%29-M.jpg

Garry 04-11-17 03:48 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Again. Very nice to see these. We do have the Wood Duck here. But not native.

They are bought here for Wetlands parks.

Garry 04-11-17 03:49 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
The Green Heron is stunning !

Tony Britton 04-11-17 03:54 PM

Re: Strictly For The Birds
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Garry (Post 85380)
Again. Very nice to see these. We do have the Wood Duck here. But not native.

They are bought here for Wetlands parks.

I truly appreciate you taking the time to look and comment. The Wood Duck is incredibly beautiful. High on my wish list is the Mandarin Duck. Stunning!

Tony


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