Birds in the buff.

Now before you get too excited these are birds with feathers and they live on mudflats mainly. I went out for a day in the field and it was grey, cold and thoroughly bad for photography. Generally speaking good light improves the aesthetic appeal of a shot immensely. When I looked at the shots at home at the end of the day’s shooting I realised some of them looked more like monochrome images. And so, I took my RAW/DNG files and processed them in black and white. Perhaps I should have captioned this Birds in the RAW.

Here is my selection:

The Shoveler shake


You staring at me?


Stilts on Parade


Moving Waves and not a trace of Jan Akkerman


Come on punk, make my day

And all that in search of a Glaucous gull. Which is mainly white anyway. Happy monochrome days.


7 thoughts on “Birds in the buff.

  1. Nice! I particularly like the stilts and the duck on the “waves.” Sometimes you gotta make the best of a grey day–you did quite well, thinking outside the box to come up with something useful. Too many people would have packed up, not getting the desired shot, but there’s always a lesson out there…today’s is not to pack up.

  2. Thanks Greg. I didn’t take too many shots except for the record shots of the Glaucous gull, a good bird for HK, but I could see even when I was shooting that the light was creating some interesting effects on the water. I used mainly SIlver Efex Prov2 to process.

  3. Brilliant bird pictures as usual. The stilts one is particularly artistic. I agree with the previous commenter, however, it was nice to see the sun again today!

I'd be delighted to hear what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s