I always use to think that you just don't see a good black and white flower, butterfly or wild bird photographs. They were just three subjects that look so much better in colour.
I then overcome the flower one with shots like this below: -
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But that is just one of the three.
What I would like you see if any of you can find a black and white picture of a bird that really works.
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They are beautiful Robert, 50-60 years ago we had to shoot in B&W as film in colour was too expensive for us plebs to afford, today you can shoot hundreds which only costs time, some I convert from Colour to B&W and as this is the RSPB forum what better one than this one ! :)
In reply to John Cooper:
Eric Hosking for example shot countless bird photos in black and white. There's still room for that medium next to colour as it can have a certain drama about it.
Seriously thinking about trying harder!
In reply to Jackdaw:
They're stunning Robert! The lighting and detail makes up for the lack of colour!
Maybe one of the Little owlets from this morning? But then I like to see their yellow eyes!!
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John what a great picture but shooting a black and white bird in black and white....
Jackdaw thanks for the tip about Eric Hosking not someone I know but gave me a chance to look at his wonderful work. I did notice that most of his black and white pictures are birds with wings spread.
Marjus I just love the pciture and it would look great with or without colour.
I have to admit I just love working in black and white and will try to see how I can take my black and white bird pictures further down the road.
In reply to Robert:
Talk about 'shooting' Cormorants this should be on Mr Fishing's thread elsewhere! Originally in colour but converted to B&W
I have tried with a shot of a Hobby a few weeks back.
This is a very interesting thread, Robert and a great idea for experimentation.
As some of you may know, I was fortunate enough to visit the Antarctic some years back. Whilst down there I experimented with some black and white photos, mainly of the magnificent scenery. Unfortunately, I forgot to change the camera settings back to colour afterwards. This was one shot I took before I noticed:
A black and white photo of another black and white bird, this time a Gentoo with chick. I might start to have a look at how some colour photos would look like in B&W....
The photos on here are great!
Best wishes, Graham
In reply to GrahamC:
Some lovely photos coming through let us keep them coming aye? This link has nothing to do with birds but because I live in Suffolk which has many old timbered buildings then B&W lends itself to this type of photography, see here suffolk.activeboard.com/.../old-photographs-of-suffolk
Rook, converted to B&W. Nice idea have to try more often!
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Can I add some of my recent snaps:
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