Been awhile since I made an attempt at bringing Birds as Poetry up to date.
My apology also takes a turn in another direction as my ‘creative’ output has been to hardcopy books and end of year calander things. I got a super calendar from my Singapore mate Lynzwee, and it was made by a company called ZNO zno.com.
Didn’t take me long to figure out I’d like some of those and so I’ve been doing the appropriate file transfer and fiddling with pages on the web to get them just right.
Also did a book of the Great Egret from the Veil Ballet. I don’t suppose its such a big deal, but I was so impressed by the bird’s simple expressions that I wanted them to appear in something that extended the feel of the moment.
So Blurb got the job done. While I am yet to put my hand up as a Lightroom fanboy, I have to say it did make quite a presentable book. Even if I had a few stops and starts to get what I was looking for.
When I look back over it, the images themselves are each quite simple, but as Dave Delmea quoted by David DuChemin says,
” The images themselves are quite simple, perhaps plain, but because of the lack of complexity it might be easy for a viewer to look at the content and feel they ‘I’ve got it”, without much consideration.
The strength comes when you begin to take in the more understated things. The angles, contrasts, colour contrasts and movements. In a book the viewer can compare, consider and feel the subtle element differences.”
So I’ve spent the time doing the book.
All work and no play, makes for a restless photographer, so EE and I made a dash one bright early morning down the the WTP
We were headed for the Tee Section and the “Crake Pool, or Crake Pond”. This area is well know for the chance to get good views of Spotless, Baillon’s and Australian Crake.
And today was to be no exception. The early morning light cascades across the pond and enriches the colour of the birds.
Here is selection. Enjoy
Great Egret working out its feather pattern before taking to the air.
And after all that it was a short journey
Back at the pool the Baillon’s Crakes were checking out breakfast
Not to be outdone the Australian Crakes were also at work.
And a Black Swan took great delight in giving its best balancing routine.
Then we spied a couple of Brolga at a distance.
The Growing Grass Frog is an endangered frog, but today they seemed to be doing their best to keep the numbers growing. The small pond rang with their deafening call.