If you have followed my blog since the beginning or for at least the past 18 months, you know I love photographing birds. Common wisdom has it that birds shot close up or in flight are the most photogenic. I don’t necessarily disagree, but I do believe setting is also important.
The following flamingos and pelican were taken at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and the seagulls were taken in Virginia on the Potomac River. I find each shot compelling for different reasons.
I love the close up nature of “Treasure Hunt”, focusing on the bill. The distance shot of the flamingoes show action in a greater setting, cast in a beautiful light. The lighting as well as the action are striking to me.
The gulls are made more beautiful by the soft background and colors behind them, making their white feathers stand out and giving them a more regal pose, almost as if they stood for their portrait.
What do you think?
Let me know by commenting, and you will have a chance to win a matted photo on the home page of this blog under “Featured Photos”.