29 July 2010

Skywatch Friday - Starling silhouette

Photographing birds is always a challenge. They do not sit still for more than two seconds and then there is always the question of getting the direction of the light right. This picture of a Cape Glossy Starling will never make it into a field guide for birds, but it does make an interesting Skywatch subject, against the blue sky.


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20 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

A cool looking bird silhouette..

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ascu75 aka Don said...

Nice capture I spend the whole week looking out for birds here in England. All I see regularly is starlings and seagulls (I live on the coast) I will look out Cape Gossy Starlings in my books. Have a good week. XXX Don

Eaglesbrother said...

A fun photo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The silhouette is beautiful Max! I love it.

Ania said...

I actually like "not proper" against the sun captures where the object is dark with perfect contour.

Lyndsey said...

This is a stunning photo! I love the contrast! All the bird photos that I have seem to be mostly water birds. Of course that what I run across most! I love all your photos here!

christina, sweden said...

great clean photo, the composition with just black and blue

Caroline said...

Phew - Getaway eat your heart out! Lovely lovely shot.

LadyFi said...

Fabulous and perfect silhouette!

Gale said...

Yes, and when they land on branches the branches are usually bouncy! What a great silhouette.

Firefly said...

Great picture. One always want to get the detail and colours and never thing of the possible silhouette.
If you struggle to get bird pics with your DSLR, imagine me with my prosumer. LOL!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Being a lover of silhouettes (and sky shots)I commend this pic as most agreeable!

Lesley said...

He is beautifully composed. I like how his head is facing a different direction from the angle of his feet and the trigs.

syel said...

nevertheless it is still a gorgeous capture! love this silhouette! :)

Tracy said...

Love the silhouette, awesome picture.

Tracy said...

Thanks for your comment, my picture was taken in Hankey in the Eastern Cape, in early July. I am from Durban, but my dads family are all in EC.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now THAt is an interesting shot Max. I really like it very much.

Naquillity said...

magnificent silhouette. it may not make it into a field guide but that's okay because it made it to your blog for all to enjoy. thanks for sharing.

Melusine said...

Fantastic silhouette shot of this bird!

Elizabeth said...

This shot is absolutely fantastic. Love it :)