Birds as Designs
can you When you think back to when we started, how many different ways have already shared with you, in which you can photograph birds that goes beyond the obvious? Well, here's some new things for you. Let's look at bird designs. This is a photograph of a to con flying in front of a waterfall, a big water full in Brazil now that to con is quite distant. And, ah, so it qualifies as a bird in a landscape right now. Do you know about this? How people is sometimes refer to two counts as crows pushing a banana, so but that's in as in the sight. This is one way to show a to come. This is another way. This is a conventional portrait. I'm very happy that this there's a little bit of flash fill that illuminates to face better, but I imagine that many of you are looking at this bird that your eyes are going towards the face. So this is a logical next step right on as a portrait that we can go foot or still. We've looked at this image before, cause it's really the title slight for the whole cou...
rse, and when you could do this, you enter into this other room now. I did not make this portrait of that to come of Oliver's flying or sitting freely. I made this in a bird park, and I would just like to emphasize that there are all kinds of opportunities. If you want to practice this kind of bird photography, that in any metropolitan area you're going to find opportunities no matter where you go to a zoo, to a bird parked or to a bird rehab center. And I love doing this kind of photography. This actually verse the flu, much of a blue goose, which is a variety of the snow goose that had died in another wildlife refuge years ago. And I was able to do this close up of the wing pattern for this image. I went into a museum in San Francisco, but I had specimens of birds of paradise. I've gotten permission to work with staff there, and the rest of the bird is not visible. It's just a pattern of a plume. It and it became a photo essay about bird feathers. This is a an Asian pheasant, extraordinary birds, and then I went to other places cause I got hooked on the patterns of birds. This is a private egg collection. This man amassed quite a few of them, and that led to another exploration of the designs of Bird X Young. This is where I laid him out myself. You know, these are arrangements and it led me to do this of the different species of birds, the great variety and sizes and shapes and colors, you know, bird exposed against a backdrop of black velvet. So endless opportunities. Now you need access to specialized collections. But, you know, if you really want to do this, I'm sure you can find a way just like I was able to do that.