Mike Walker  

Birds by Mike Walker

February 2019 - Birds

About the Image(s)

We had moved on a little from last month's image. The birds were all on the shore side of us. They decided to go flying - and we were in the middle - the noise from the wings and their calling was incredible. They opened up to fly around us. No chance of changing lenses for a wider view. I'm not sure whether this image is any good from an artistic point of view, however, as a memory of being in the middle of thousands of birds, it is priceless!!
EOS M3, EF-S 55-250 at 55mm, ISO100, f8, 1/400. Light processing in LR Classic.

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6 comments posted

Toni Caldwell   Toni Caldwell
Wow Mike! I love it! The closer birds are a little blurred, with the further away birds, sharper. This gives a great sense of depth. There are so many! I love the tones, the water in the foreground and the waves in the background. I would perhaps trying straightening the image a little so that the first wave was straighter, but then again, the angle makes this all the more interesting. Great job! I would print it and put it on my wall!   Posted: 02/07/2019 18:34:00

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
It is very difficult to photograph that many birds. I really like what you did with this image. The same thing happened to me at Holly Beach with Snow Geese. There was thousand of them flying all at the same time. It was a great experience. I like the waves and the birds flying at the bottom. With so many birds you can not see the detail.   Posted: 02/08/2019 16:34:40

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
WHOA! It could be titled S..... Happens! ( Hope I didn't offend anyone.) A fun image,
( I like the tilt) you certainly know what it is and makes a good abstract.   Posted: 02/09/2019 21:16:59
Mike Walker   Mike Walker
Thankfully these birds seem to be 'house trained'!   Posted: 02/19/2019 10:22:17

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Wow ! Just one terrific image. The foreground adds so much as it provides a sense of scale !   Posted: 02/16/2019 15:53:57

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
IMPACT! I would like to see "whiter" whites and "blacker"
blacks.   Posted: 02/18/2019 16:58:32