Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Birds That Missed the Cut

Sometimes you take photos and aren't sure if they are good enough ti post. When you look back you say why not try. Edit them some and see if they are liked. I cropped and on some adjusted brightness and contrast.

I liked the way the Crow hid in the Pine Tree.
A female Mallard Duck swimming away.
This one was showing her colors on the pond edge.
This fancy stepping male Mallard Duck was in full colors.
I cropped him out of the pair shot, which one do you like best.
A Great Blue Heron in bright sun that wasn't real co-operative but I got this shot of the skinny bird.
This Great Blue Heron at a pond with some ducks.
A Red-Tailed Hawk on a dead tree, a long way out but it was an opportunity.
An American Goldfinch that landed when I was shooting some flower. I seized the moment with my camera.
The is a Killdeer hiding deep in the grass.
I do hope you enjoyed this trip through the birds that were missed.

28 comments:

Leedra said...

Like the female mallard, showing her colors.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think the pics are great. I think like you do though, wondering if some are good enough. I think as long as they're something you want to share, share it. :-)

Leora said...

All these oval photos of birds are quite charming. Nice presentation. The ovals are what caught my eye.

Shionge said...

I love the way you edit and what a nice presentation of birdies :) Love them all.

Becky said...

Most definitely enjoyed it! I like the cropped pic with the male mallard. Did you crop another of the female?

Travis said...

I love all of these photos. The colors are great. For some reason I always enjoy the brilliant orange of the webbed feet! Great shots.

Louise said...

There's a whole segment of the blogging population that doesn't care WHAT the bird shot looks like, as long as it's a bird!

However, the editing is nice. My favorite is the female duck that is showing her colors. I like the ovals, too. It makes it look like a storybook.

The Birdlady said...

I did enjoy them, very much - I especially like the second female mallard.
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Louis la Vache said...

Nice series of outtakes! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Carletta said...

Nice series of shots FG!
The cropped photo of the mallard is my favorite!

Luke Wiley said...

A great collection of birds!

Ivar Ivrig said...

I think you did a great job. Keep up the good work :-)

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shots. You have done a really good job with these images and their presentations.
Cheers

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nice snaps!!

Sherri Kaye said...

I love the 3rd picture! Great job.

kjpweb said...

Well they WERE worth posting. Good job! Cheers, Klaus

NCmountainwoman said...

Great shots, every one of them. Glad they made the cut.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Ducks! I am instantly happy when I see ducks! We have two of our very own and that is just not enough. I've told Josh that I want MORE. We decided not to get more until we have children here so that they can share in the duckling experience.

Blessings!
Lacy

Tommy V said...

great pictures of the ducks and bird

Darla said...

I love the ducks, you know I haven't adjusted anything on any of my photos...guess I should practice that too. I like the photo of the single duck that you cropped of the pair.

Warren Baker said...

Nice bird pics fishing guy! I like the Goldfinch, so much different from the european ones.

Jack and Joann said...

My favorite is the mallard without his mate.

Rambling Woods said...

I like the pair as they almost seem to be stepping together. I thought I was the only one who has "not quite there" photos....

Stacey Huston said...

So glad they finally made the "cut" thanks fishing guy

tipper said...

Now see that just isn't fair-your pics that you decided not to use-are far better than the ones I choose to use!! Your just good. I like the high stepping duck with the female, he looks like he is out to impress her.

Gina said...

I'm glad you posted these pics FG..they're all great ..my favourites would have to be the mallards..esp the male.. very striking he is :D

Shark Girl said...

I love the pics FG. I like the mallard singled out in the pair shot the best, but that's not to say I don't like the other one with the female either.

It just looks neat having a close up shot of him.

I don't have a personal blog any more so I can't get in on your sky shots for awhile. Litigation is demanding, so I only have time to run one blog for now.

I love your site FG. You have done so well with it!

Kathiesbirds said...

Looks like you are having fun with the camera and the birds!