+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    WeeHector's Avatar

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Okay, not just birds, but any creature you have photographed sitting on your hand. There is something totally amazing and humbling when a wild creature, which it would be so easy to kill, shows enough trust in you to sit on your hand while you take photos of it. These are, or should be, unforgettable moments, not just as a photographer, but as a human being.

    So this is not about "what a great photographer" nor "what a great photograph" but "what a great little character".

    First up is one of several photos I took 10 days ago of a young Great Tit which was exhausted and unable to fly. As he was in danger of being eaten by one of the local cats, I placed my hand before him and he hopped on, quite unfazed by my presence. He later hopped onto a friend's arm. I left him in a secure spot and he later flew off.

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos-great-tit-2.jpg


    › See More: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Thanks/Like DraganDL, Eyelight, dh photography, mikew Thanks/liked this post
     
    My Gallery - http://nikonites.com/gallery/browsei...#axzz2UyxwCN8I
    D3300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Micro, Tamron AF70-300 f/4-5.6 Di
    Polaroid PLMRFN Macro LED Ring Flash, Raynox DCR-250, Polaroid 12,20,36mm AF macro extension rings.

    "Photographing even the tiniest insignificant creature ensures that its memory lives on even after it has died."



  2. #2
    Senior Member
    DraganDL's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Nice. Sympathetic. Interesting scenery. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot in terms of composition (too many little, distracting details in the background, and that background not being blurred enough)...

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos-corrected.jpg
    Last edited by DraganDL; 07-06-2014 at 09:09 PM.
    Thanks/Like WeeHector, Eyelight Thanks/liked this post
     
    -Nikkor AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF; Tokina AF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5; Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D; Samyang 14mm f/2.8; Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di; Nikon AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D; couple of vintage /AI/AIS lenses and some M-42mm lenses + the Nikon bayonet adapter
    -sec camera: PEN E-PL3, kit lens + adapter for Nikon lenses

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    WeeHector's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Quote Originally Posted by DraganDL View Post
    Nice. Sympathetic. Interesting scenery. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot in terms of composition (too many little, distracting details in the background, and that background not being blurred enough)...

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos-corrected.jpg
    Can't always pick up the birds at the right time or place.
    My Gallery - http://nikonites.com/gallery/browsei...#axzz2UyxwCN8I
    D3300, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G Micro, Tamron AF70-300 f/4-5.6 Di
    Polaroid PLMRFN Macro LED Ring Flash, Raynox DCR-250, Polaroid 12,20,36mm AF macro extension rings.

    "Photographing even the tiniest insignificant creature ensures that its memory lives on even after it has died."

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Challenge Team
    weebee's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    I think the story far out weighs the flaws in the photo. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks/Like WeeHector, dh photography Thanks/liked this post
     
    ​Steve
    My cameras:
    Nikon D7100 with grip
    Nikon P900
    Nikon S3500
    Nikon FE
    Olympus OM-D-EM10
    Olympus OM-D- EM10 Mark II
    Olympus 14-42 EZ
    Sigma MFT 30mm
    Olympus 15mm
    Olympus 40-150mm
    Lenses:
    Nikon 18-140 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
    Nikon 55-300 1:4-5.6 GED
    Nikon 70-210
    Nikon 35-70 1:3.3-4.5
    Nikon 50mm f/1.8D
    Nikon 35mm f/1.8G
    Sigma 150-600 C
    Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Challenge Team
    Eyelight's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Quote Originally Posted by DraganDL View Post
    Nice. Sympathetic. Interesting scenery. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot in terms of composition (too many little, distracting details in the background, and that background not being blurred enough)...

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos-corrected.jpg
    There for a moment, I thought you needed a Snickers, cause I'm not seeing the need in the image with your words, but then I see you made some adjustments.
    __________________________________________________ ______

    .

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    PapaST's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Okay, not a bird and not my hand. But something tells me the rules aren't too stringent on this thread.

    BM7_5040 by BMalinis, on Flickr
    Thanks/Like Michael J., DraganDL, mikew, WeeHector Thanks/liked this post
     

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    PapaST's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    My daughter again holding a frog.

    BM6_1484-2 by BMalinis, on Flickr
    Thanks/Like Michael J., mikew, WeeHector Thanks/liked this post
     

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    mikew's Avatar

    Re: Post your "bird in the hand..." photos

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos
    Quote Originally Posted by WeeHector View Post
    Okay, not just birds, but any creature you have photographed sitting on your hand. There is something totally amazing and humbling when a wild creature, which it would be so easy to kill, shows enough trust in you to sit on your hand while you take photos of it. These are, or should be, unforgettable moments, not just as a photographer, but as a human being.

    So this is not about "what a great photographer" nor "what a great photograph" but "what a great little character".

    First up is one of several photos I took 10 days ago of a young Great Tit which was exhausted and unable to fly. As he was in danger of being eaten by one of the local cats, I placed my hand before him and he hopped on, quite unfazed by my presence. He later hopped onto a friend's arm. I left him in a secure spot and he later flew off.

    Post your "bird in the hand..." photos-great-tit-2.jpg







































    Sod the background a beautiful moment in time,i still remember the few occasions its happened to me
    Thanks/Like WeeHector Thanks/liked this post
     
    Mike

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/7239177@N07/

    Panasonic G9,G80, 12-60, 60mm macro, 100-400

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes














Quick Reply Quick Reply

If you are already a member, please login above before posting.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •