Have You Ever Seen A Good Black and White Bird Photograph ???

  • In reply to rhodopsin:

    Super picture Jayne which works so much like a portrait black and white.

    Nice to hear from you Richard and a wonderful set of pictures (as usual). It also shows that most good black and white bird pictures are birds in flight with large wingspan.

    Note: Anyone that hasn't taken a look at rhodopsin photo galleries take the time and enjoy.

  • In reply to Robert:

    Robert F said:

    Nice to hear from you Richard and a wonderful set of pictures (as usual). It also shows that most good black and white bird pictures are birds in flight with large wingspan.

    Note: Anyone that hasn't taken a look at rhodopsin photo galleries take the time and enjoy.

     
    Cheers Robert

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  • In reply to rhodopsin:

    I feel I must chip in on this thread. Whilst I agree all the photos on this thread are great, they are still missing something to me. I look at Richard's magnificent shots of the birds of prey above (and they are magnificent shots) but what a shame the wonderful colours in their plumage, especially in their wings, is missing.

    Just my personal opinion, and it wouldn't do if we were all the same!

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Linda I think in many ways your right. I'm not saying black and white is bad but if you had two shots of the same picture in both colour and black and white I think most would pick the colour one.

  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Hi Sparrow

    I mainly agree with you.

    Here is the chance to actually compare:

    Richard

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  • In reply to rhodopsin:

    Thanks Richard, I think that proves the point!

    I can see that black and white can work if you are turning the photo into a special work of art for hanging, such as the flower ones Robert originally posted, landscapes where you want to add some drama, or birds that actually are black and white, but I don't think it works otherwise. Just my opinion though, and it is very subjective as everything else in art.

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    I generelly enjoy the colours in bird photos, but Robert your flowers are stunning. Also Richard i think photo 6 of yours was better in black and white, the rest I prefer in colour. Interesting discussion and stunning pics as always:)

    Sarah

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  • In reply to bramble67:

    bramble67 said:

    I generelly enjoy the colours in bird photos, but Robert your flowers are stunning. Also Richard i think photo 6 of yours was better in black and white, the rest I prefer in colour. Interesting discussion and stunning pics as always:)

    Sarah

    This one is probably cheating, LOL

     
    What a lovely image.
    Richard

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  • In reply to rhodopsin:

    I do like colours in pictures, but I think b&w is sometimes better.  Great photos everyone.  Sarah, I agree about photo 6, (but all fantastic, Richard), and Jayne, I really like your Rook.

    Annie

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