Sunday, 17 February 2013

Images And Words 198: Feathered Friends

It's Week 198 of IMAGES AND WORDS. This week our host is Milli, who has chosen the theme of 'Our Feathered Friends'.

The difficulty I had with this theme was which image to use!! When I moved up to my current camera, with it's fantastic zoom, bird shots became a favourite type of photography for me. In 2011, I did more bird photography than just about anything else. I took over 800 shots, both in the UK and the US. My chosen photo I took in Florida. 
Songbird

Milli has also invited us, if we wish, to post a bird video. I made a video out of my own favourite bird shots I took in 2011. It's rather long at eight and a half minutes, but I would appreciate you having a look if you have the time. There is accompanying music, so turn on your speakers. Thanks.

36 comments:

  1. I'm watching the video and listening to the beautiful music... I'll drop the comment at the end of it...

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    1. Thank you, Belita. I wasn't sure if anyone would want to watch a vid that long!!

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  2. Nice shot of that bird.. can hear its melody... You had a great idea... very nice video clip... so many beautiful bird shots! Good choice of music to accompany it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks again, Belita :-)) Actually, that bird is not very melodic, it's song is rather raucous!! I'm glad you enjoyed the vid and my choice of music to go with it :-))

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  3. absolutely awesome shot !!
    love your tile pic as well

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    1. Thanks Eevee :-)) Good to see you back online!!

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  4. Utterly exquisite show of the bird. Beautiful quote. Thanks for your comment, my friend.

    My entry

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  5. That is a beautiful shot and he is really singing top pitch. I can see the notes coming out of his beak.

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  6. great photo of a bird singing mitch! love the quote too!

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  7. Your photo is awesome ...it appears to me that the bird is calling to a parent for a feeding...whatever it's doing those tail feathers are mighty impressive!!


    I enjoyed your video....so many different birds you have there....so well done and a fantastic compilation!!

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    1. Thanks Linda :-)). Actually, I think the bird was calling to it's mate, who wasn't too far away.

      Glad you enjoyed the video :-))

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  8. Beautifully captured singing bird.

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  9. It's a great shot, Mitch! I wondered what bird it was; do you know?

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    1. Thanks Neil. I'm afraid I haven't been able to identify what variety it is.

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  10. Fabulous entry . Loved your birds.

    http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/images-and-words-198-our-feathered-frinds

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  11. Very balanced composition, I do like the quote you choose. Mitch

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  12. Hope to make it back later to watch the video.
    I like your entry.
    My link can be found on the Images & Words page.

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    1. Thanks Lynda :-)) I hope you get time to watch the video :-))

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  13. I watched your video full screen and enjoyed it so much.
    You have captured these Birds perfectly.
    You are just the greatest photographer.

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    1. Thanks Sue :-)) Glad you enjoyed it.

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  14. An excellent presentation Mitch...I am coming back tomorrow for a look on my large screen.
    The photo chosen which I know must have been a difficult decision for you to make is in my estimation perfect!
    I love your quote it fits perfectly.
    To be honest Mitch I think your bird photography is top notch!
    Keep up the great work and keep those videos rolling along too!

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    1. Many thanks Milli :-)) 2012, in contrast, was a really poor year, not just for bird photos, but photography in general. It was one of the wettest years on record here in the UK, so a lot less opportunity than usual. I'm hoping 2013 will be a much better year!!

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  15. A stunning main shot mate and an awesome video very very nice work;)Images and Words

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    1. Thanks, mate!!. I appreciate it :-))

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  16. That is one stunning photo Mitch. I love it.

    Now I am going to watch the video.

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  17. Wow Mitch. That is a fantastic video. Birds there I have never seen before. Love it!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)) I'm hoping to get more bird shots this year!!

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