"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." —Arthur Ashe

Animals ShowcaseDambirds Stage Show

Images containing animals of any type; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, insects
User avatar
minniev
Mentoris Primus
Mentoris Primus
Posts: 1525
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:55 am
Reputation: 124
Location: Mississippi
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Dambirds Stage Show

Postby minniev » Tue May 30, 2017 11:23 pm

Sometimes I just have to laugh at them.
Attachments
bird (1 of 1).jpg
dam (1 of 1).jpg
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

User avatar
Didereaux
Mentoris Sextus
Mentoris Sextus
Posts: 639
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:37 pm
Reputation: 90
Location: swamps of East Texas
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby Didereaux » Wed May 31, 2017 1:35 am

hands down #2 Top notch stuff! perseverance pays! ')
There are no banal subjects in photography, but an infinite number of banal ways to illustrate them.

User avatar
LindaShorey
Mentoris Secundus
Mentoris Secundus
Posts: 1008
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:50 am
Reputation: 97
Location: Yakima, WA
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby LindaShorey » Wed May 31, 2017 1:41 am

O.M.G. How delightful! Mating ritual or male vs. male standoff or other? You must have had a great time watching!
"What's important in a photograph and what isn't." http://photographylife.com/whats-import ... -what-isnt

User avatar
Duck
Key Founding Member
Key Founding Member
Posts: 1908
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:31 am
Reputation: 152
Location: Shelton, CT
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby Duck » Wed May 31, 2017 2:01 am

These are, hands down, some of the best images I've seen in your set. Talk about a 180 degree change of mood from some of your sulkier images you posted earlier.
"If you didn't learn something new today, you wasted a day."
Image ImageImageImageImageImage

User avatar
minniev
Mentoris Primus
Mentoris Primus
Posts: 1525
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:55 am
Reputation: 124
Location: Mississippi
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby minniev » Wed May 31, 2017 2:23 am

Didereaux wrote:hands down #2 Top notch stuff! perseverance pays! ')


I always have a hard time leaving, every time I start to pack my stuff up, they do something else. Endless entertainment.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

User avatar
minniev
Mentoris Primus
Mentoris Primus
Posts: 1525
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:55 am
Reputation: 124
Location: Mississippi
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby minniev » Wed May 31, 2017 2:26 am

LindaShorey wrote:O.M.G. How delightful! Mating ritual or male vs. male standoff or other? You must have had a great time watching!


These are perch-wars. There is a certain hierarchy of preferred perches, and those who secure them don't want to give them up without a fuss. They also don't like another bird sneaking up behind them and fishing too close to their spot.

I have a blast. The Fisheries officer thinks it's funny that I know the birds' personalities, but they really are like people. Each one is different.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

User avatar
minniev
Mentoris Primus
Mentoris Primus
Posts: 1525
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:55 am
Reputation: 124
Location: Mississippi
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, feel free to edit my image
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby minniev » Wed May 31, 2017 2:29 am

Duck wrote:These are, hands down, some of the best images I've seen in your set. Talk about a 180 degree change of mood from some of your sulkier images you posted earlier.


Thank you Duck. Most of the images are dreamy or moody, but there's a subset like this that are whimsical.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

User avatar
Ceropegia
Mentoris Sextus
Mentoris Sextus
Posts: 648
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:06 pm
Reputation: 68
Location: Appalachian Foothills of Northeast Alabama
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: Yes, you can edit but ask me first
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby Ceropegia » Wed May 31, 2017 12:28 pm

Absolutely the best dam birds to date! I much prefer these lighthearted images to the darker moodier ones. You started off my day with a smile! Vaudeville at the dam for sure - hoofin' it up and struttin' their thing. I can't choose a favorite, they are both so great.

User avatar
Charles Haacker
Mentoris Secundus
Mentoris Secundus
Posts: 1069
Joined: Mon May 01, 2017 7:20 pm
Reputation: 95
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Social Media Opt-In: No
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby Charles Haacker » Wed May 31, 2017 3:35 pm

Any picture that makes me Grin Out Loud is a great picture. That first one is Shuffle Off to Buffalo without the top hats and rattan canes (but they are there if you look close). The second is Struttin' at the Savoy, also without the toppers and canes but heck, birds don't got thumbs. :D (OK)
Friends call me Chuck. :photo: This link takes you to my Flickr albums. Please click on any album to scroll through it.
(I prefer to present pictures in albums because I can put them in specific order.)

All the great photographers use cameras! No, really. :|

User avatar
Duck
Key Founding Member
Key Founding Member
Posts: 1908
Joined: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:31 am
Reputation: 152
Location: Shelton, CT
Social Media Opt-In: Yes
Editing option: No, please do not edit my images
Contact:

Re: Dambirds Stage Show

Postby Duck » Wed May 31, 2017 6:48 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:Any picture that makes me Grin Out Loud is a great picture. That first one is Shuffle Off to Buffalo without the top hats and rattan canes (but they are there if you look close). The second is Struttin' at the Savoy, also without the toppers and canes but heck, birds don't got thumbs. :D (OK)

DAMN YOU! All I can hear now are songs from "A Chorus Line"

One singular sensation, every little step she takes
One thrilling combination, every move that she makes
One smile and suddenly nobody else will do
You know you'll never be lonely with you-know-who

:clap:
"If you didn't learn something new today, you wasted a day."
Image ImageImageImageImageImage


Return to “Animals Showcase”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests