Gulls resting on a pond covered with ice and snow, high key photo.
Being an outstanding bird photographer is a difficult business nowadays. One is supposed to be creative at all times and ‘mainstream’ bird photos are not en vogue. Juries of contests are always looking for different kind of photos and winning awards has become almost impossible for me. It keeps me on my toes however and in the past couple of months I have been experimenting with alternative ways of approaching my favorite subjects: birds. Here’s an excerpt of the results.
City cormorant and reflections (in my direct neighborhood).
City coot grazing ashore at the end of the winter (in my direct neighborhood).
Goldfinch resting on a teasel. Perhaps not as alternative as juries would like to see, but at least this is not a straight forward, frame filling photo of the bird 😉