Day 78: Of a Silhouetted Songbird, Singing

by John Nelson March. 19, 2010 3137 views

I'm feeling terribly photographically uninspired today. Regardless, I grabbed my camera and walked out back with a cross-my-fingers-and-hope-something-happens attitude. I snapped a few shots here and there of random things, then heard this songbird singing. I snapped a few shots, hoping I could make something of the picture in the post-processing work.

I then remembered my wife's current obsession with birds and bird silhouettes. I then realized that I had an instant favorite for my wife. I showed it to her, and she wanted it framed.

After being so uninspired and photographically grumpy, it's refreshing to find a diamond in the rough.

Location: Up in a Tree
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS [the-digital-picture.com]
Post-Processing: Cropping, some random branch removal, Heartland action from the Pioneer Woman [thepioneerwoman.com], and the Dirtbag action from Totally Rad Actions [gettotallyrad.com].

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 7 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic!

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Ricardo 7 years, 6 months ago

Excellent ;)
I love this photo :)

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andrea 7 years, 6 months ago

Lovely photo!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 7 years, 6 months ago

That's a very nice picture !

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kelly Lamaster 7 years, 6 months ago

I can't tell you how much I've had that happen. Just when I give up is when I find an image. This is a great photo! Well done!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Scott 7 years, 6 months ago

Great clarity. Love the "ruffled feathers" around the neck.

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 6 months ago

Good lesson in there somewhere. Nice save!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 7 years, 6 months ago

Can't wait to see it hanging in the house! It almost looks like it was cut out of black paper and glued to sheet of paper. Good find after all!

7 years, 6 months ago Edited
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