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Re: Piet's 2020 52 Birds

Post by PietFrancke » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:56 am

week 3 - (well a little early, but it is bird 3 anyway) - Nuthatch - every nutcase needs a nuthatch to be able to escape to!!
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:57 am

week 4 - 4 when I get into trouble cause there aren't any birds around - a drab titmouse that is now on the edge of garish.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 am

Like 'em both... although the titmouse looks like it's about to come out of it's feathers from anxiety about being photographed....

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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:43 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 am
Like 'em both... although the titmouse looks like it's about to come out of it's feathers from anxiety about being photographed....
LOL, it was in a rush to jump down off the stick onto the seed pile.

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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 am

Your study of color and light is showing with your finesse of it in your backgrounds....well done

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Post by minniev » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 am

These are wonderful. They’re great captures, full of expression, and you’re moved them from bird photos to art.
When is the exhibit?
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:56 am

minniev wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:59 am
These are wonderful. They’re great captures, full of expression, and you’re moved them from bird photos to art.
When is the exhibit?
ha!

Week 5 (I thrink) I mean I drink therefore I think... a bad shot artified of my favorite bird in a pose to die for - Death From Above
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Post by minniev » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:13 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:56 am

Week 5 (I thrink) I mean I drink therefore I think... a bad shot artified of my favorite bird in a pose to die for - Death From Above

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Good one. Absolute sharpness is over rated. Drama outweighs Technical challenges. Impact rules.
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:44 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:13 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:56 am

Week 5 (I thrink) I mean I drink therefore I think... a bad shot artified of my favorite bird in a pose to die for - Death From Above

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Good one. Absolute sharpness is over rated. Drama outweighs Technical challenges. Impact rules.
hi Min - thanks. I agree, I think we have trained ourselves to think that detail is more important than mood or emotion. I am not fully satisfied with it, I wish for greater drawing/painting skills - someday I am coming back to this one.

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Post by minniev » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:09 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
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hi Min - thanks. I agree, I think we have trained ourselves to think that detail is more important than mood or emotion. I am not fully satisfied with it, I wish for greater drawing/painting skills - someday I am coming back to this one.
It is inherent from hanging out in (some) photography forums where sharpness is the only goal, and the chase for more of it fuels endless purchases of cameras that guarantee more of it. How many images have you looked at that were sharp but boring? The classical artists we most admire were not so much the ones who could paint a bowl of peaches that looked like a photograph, but those who created a bowl of peaches that made you want to touch or taste them.

My 8 yr old grandson says he paints what something feels like. For Christmas I got him this book
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/boo ... -reynolds/
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