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Nikon D200: 85mm, 1/500 f/2.4 | 85mm, 1/400, 2.4

Thanks to all for commenting. This photo required three essential elements: a camera, some bread, and a (patient) Better Half™ to distribute aforementioned bread. As some of you may know, I live in Victoria, BC, which is mile zero in Canada (depending on your perspective); right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Every morning I drive along the ocean & pass a very beautiful tree with yellow foliage. Many birds gather in a small pond beside the tree; all of which is atop a bluff above the Pacific. This past weekend I wanted to capture this scene & what resulted were these two photos & the last entry. I realize the end result doesn't represent the description nor the intent but often with my picture-making I stumble into happy accidents. This is such a picture.

  1. Great pictures, especially the wings on the upper picture look great. Black and gold go well together.

    Comment by Ismo — January 16, 2007 @ 12:02 am
  2. i think i would have only posted the first one … it’s awesome and actually it’s funny too! :-)

    Comment by Kris [PiXistenZ] — January 16, 2007 @ 12:20 am
  3. wow

    Comment by Plasticpeter — January 16, 2007 @ 12:37 am
  4. The wings almost look CGI on the first one.

    Comment by Nicolas — January 16, 2007 @ 5:43 am
  5. Cool shots!I specially like the first one.

    Comment by Bahar — January 16, 2007 @ 6:53 am
  6. Excellent shots! So dynamic and interesting.

    Comment by miles — January 16, 2007 @ 11:48 am
  7. Awesome image. And I’m a big Eggers fan. Wonderful.

    Comment by Brian — January 17, 2007 @ 11:35 am
  8. wow that’s an amazing shot. It’s a hard to take subject, but you masterfully captured it. great Panning image. How did you go about taking this?

    Comment by James — January 17, 2007 @ 3:11 pm
  9. The colour treatment is just great. I love the abstract theme and these images are full of intrigue for me make me very curious about the story behind the idea and the execution.

    Comment by Brant — January 17, 2007 @ 5:33 pm
  10. Stunning photographs. I really love the way the yellow makes the bird stand out even more.

    Comment by Kelly — January 17, 2007 @ 5:41 pm
  11. Thanks for the info Tyler! A great story to go along with a great image.

    Comment by Brant — January 18, 2007 @ 4:23 am
  12. You always creative :)

    Comment by H.O — January 18, 2007 @ 11:05 pm
  13. You’ve got some great work here. I enjoy this one quite a bit, it’s got some great forms and the colors do well together. Now when do we get to see the fabulous Victoria coastline?

    Comment by Kiliii Yu — January 21, 2007 @ 10:54 pm
  14. Great focus! I like the colors too and how the bird stems out (if that is actually a word)

    Comment by elaine — January 22, 2007 @ 3:25 am
  15. Beautiful shot. You have a very poetic way of seeing.

    Comment by aislinn — January 22, 2007 @ 10:09 am
  16. Really nice images, I think they work well together as a diptych. I like that the body of the bird is in complete shadow, with the wonderful detail of the wing. Well done!

    Comment by eli — January 23, 2007 @ 12:00 am

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