Strictly For The Birds

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 24, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    Awesome! You have a way of getting close to these critters!
    My friends believe it has something to do with my anchovy scented cologne, but they're wrong, I say. Wrong! :D

    Thanks for looking and especially for commenting!

    Tony
  • jerryrjerryr Smugmug Customization Posts: 494Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2016
    Tony - very colorful - excellent work !
    (note : Nature/Photography lovers might want to check out some up coming workshops by IncredibleTravelPhotos. The site 100% created in SmugMug)
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2016
    jerryr wrote: »
    Tony - very colorful - excellent work !
    (note : Nature/Photography lovers might want to check out some up coming workshops by IncredibleTravelPhotos. The site 100% created in SmugMug)
    Thanks very much, Jerry.

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2016
    I wanted to share a few of my favorite images of CAPTIVE birds in this thread. Even though it's not terribly challenging to obtain decent results in these types of environments, I still enjoy the careful consideration of favorable angles and compositions that allow the subject to appear, well, less captive!

    Tony

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  • Brian_SBrian_S Major grins Posts: 188Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2016
    these just keep getting better!
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 25, 2016
    Brian_S wrote: »
    these just keep getting better!

    +1
  • puzzledpaulpuzzledpaul low down bum Posts: 1,559Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2016
    Tony, I think you're achieving / satisfying your own 'mission statement' re the type of pic you're after to a very high degree - well done.

    jerryr wrote: »
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    (note : Nature/Photography lovers might want to check out some up coming workshops by IncredibleTravelPhotos.

    Had never heard of the guy - from some of the w/life examples I saw, I reckon he got / gets lazy :)

    pp
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2016
    Brian_S wrote: »
    these just keep getting better!
    Thank you very much, Brian.

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    +1
    Glad you like them, Stumblebum!

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2016
    Tony, I think you're achieving / satisfying your own 'mission statement' re the type of pic you're after to a very high degree - well done.




    Had never heard of the guy - from some of the w/life examples I saw, I reckon he got / gets lazy :)

    pp
    I really appreciate your comment, Paul.

    I hope the regular contributors here and the visiting public take the time to view your website. Your photographs are sterling examples of an individual who truly cares about his work. Wishing you continued success and happiness in your photography.

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 26, 2016
    A few more from my CAPTIVE bird series. Thanks for looking and commenting, everyone!

    Tony

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 27, 2016
    Now, back into the wild!

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  • fool4thecityfool4thecity Major grins Posts: 614Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2016
    Wow, Stunning, all of them are amazing! Thanks for posting! Inspiring!
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2016
    Wow, Stunning, all of them are amazing! Thanks for posting! Inspiring!
    Thanks very much, Mike. I thoroughly enjoyed your fantastic website. What an excellent variety of superb photographs!

    Best regards,

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 30, 2016
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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 3, 2016
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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 3, 2016
    Fantabulousious!
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 3, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    Fantabulousious!
    Thanks very much, Stumblebum.

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2016
    They're usually called birds but I call them living works of art!

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 8, 2016
    I hope you enjoy this next series!

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2016
    Thanks for looking!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2016
    That Cormorant with funny hair....its a killer shot!
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    That Cormorant with funny hair....its a killer shot!
    Thanks! Great looking bird and hence the name "Double-crested" Cormorant.

    Cormorant literally means "sea raven."


    I hope everyone here takes the time to visit your fantastic website. Beautiful images captured by someone who truly cares about their craft.


    Here's a closer shot from that session! I always appreciate the time you take commenting on my photographs.

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2016
    Hope you enjoy!

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  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2016
    Thanks for dropping the knowledge Tony and kind words too! I am always happy when I learn something without trying too hard and best way is when someone who has already figured it out, tells you something!
    In the latest sequence, all sweet, but last one is precious to me!
    Did you use flash?
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    Thanks for dropping the knowledge Tony and kind words too! I am always happy when I learn something without trying too hard and best way is when someone who has already figured it out, tells you something!
    In the latest sequence, all sweet, but last one is precious to me!
    Did you use flash?
    You're very welcome. You take excellent photographs. No, a flash was not used in this photograph. For shots like this one that feature a black background, let me know if you're ever interested in the strategies I use "in the field" to capture a good "foundation" image to work with during post-processing. I'd be happy to share them with you.

    Tony
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,939Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2016
    Share if you get a moment!
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2016
    Stumblebum wrote: »
    Share if you get a moment!
    It's always great to share techniques and strategies and what motivates us in our photography. Instead of a specific section, I thought I might as well send you the complete link to a "hints & tips" page I created, which shares how I use my Canon SX50 and strive for the "look" I'm after in all of my photographs, including those that feature a black background.

    You can simply scroll down to the heading titled "MY BLACK BACKGROUND PHOTOS" if you want to save time! Here's the link:

    https://tonybritton.smugmug.com/Other/Canon-SX50-HS-Hints-Tips/

    Tony
  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 11, 2016
    And even more!

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  • Tony BrittonTony Britton Major grins Posts: 315Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 14, 2016
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