04.05.2020 Silent Sunday Memory

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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37 Responses to 04.05.2020 Silent Sunday Memory

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Love your top shot, the jaggy trunk and jaggy feathers complement each other so well, and also the light+colour and pensive pose are beautiful!

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  2. krikitarts says:

    Magnificent. The frogs & shallow-swimming fish had best beware!

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    • Thanks, Gary. The bird did not go fishing after this but flew off to parts unknown which was a surprise as it’s a very shallow pond and wader fish there often. Shot from the car on a beanbag with my little Canon SX60 at the ridiculous focal “length” of 1365mm.

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  3. melissabluefineart says:

    Oh my~! These look like Robert Bateman paintings. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. Very Nice Steve! One of my favorite birds to photograph!

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  5. shoreacres says:

    I especially like the sepia tones of the first. The other detail that caught my eye was the combination of the downward-lying wing feathers next to the upward thrust of the broken snag fragments.

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    • The light was changing as the sun rose so the sepia tone was just that. When I first started visiting this pond there were several snags, this being the last one standing in the pond. Birds often perch here for a while, most often preening.I like its texture and the bird’s ministrations let some feathers proud of the body to complement the broken branch.

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  6. Excellent! Great portraiture. The 2nd one somehow strikes me as looking like a collage.

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  7. I assume the mistiness in the second is a treatment during processing, given the greater clarity in the first.

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  8. Remarkable. You should do wildlife photography more often.

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  9. Jane Lurie says:

    These are stunning, Steve. I like the feeling of movement in the second with his beak open. Both are well done.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice composition, Steve – the mist adds great softness.

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    The tones and the light in that top image are really nice. I like the composition, as well, showing the entire angled branch, and the pose and placement of the heron.

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    • Thanks, Todd. The bird and snag were a good distance but I was able to frame it fairly tight with the zoom ability of the SX60. This is by a not terribly busy highway and I was shooting through my car window so had to move the car a bit to line this up.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    Pale and subdued, ancient-looking, perfect. The timelessness!

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