Birds as Poetry
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Photographing birds becomes a passion, bordering on an obsession. There are no pills that can be taken, it’s not life threatening.
Across the site, there is no technical or scientific investigation of the bird, its life or its status.
I find Jon Young’s What the Robin Knows, to be a constant source of inspiration of coming into the life of a bird. I might spend two hours in the scrub but only work with one or two birds. A big day out.
I’m not a Taoist, but their interaction with Nature always resonates with me. I also practice Tai Chi, and among other things am amazed at how many movements are a direct reflection of what I see in the bush. Somehow that is magic I want to reflect in the images and stories here.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu
What you’ll find here is no coffee cup or shopping list, just insights from our time with the birds.
One of the wonderful things about photography is the way in which information is shared. I had the good fortune as a young photographer to be mentored by several great practitioners. Their insight, and encouragement in things both technical and aesthetic helped me expand my skills and seek new ideas.
“I am still on a learning curve, new techniques, new equipment and new processes all give us great ways to see our subject and then the opportunity to share those images in new ways.
“Now, I am in fortunate position to be able to pass on some of the things that have worked for me, some of things that still challenge me and to provide encouragement for any who want to improve their photographic vision.
“Look through the site, pick up things that are useful, perhaps drop me a note for any other questions. We can learn together. “
David has worked as a Photographic Tutor with Centre for Adult Education, Melbourne. He has articles and photos contributed to a number of classic car, bird and travel magazines and book, and e-publications.
He has been a photo trainer for over 40 years both locally and internationally.
“My enjoyment of the medium of photography is partly in the art, partly in the craft and all about being able to share what I see.”
What’s in the site?
You’ve probably come over here last of all. I know I do on other sites.
So what is in the little boxes on the right hand side. You could click and find out, but after awhile the logic is not as good as when I started.
Birds as Poetry
Here are links to other Blogs as part of Birds as Poetry. Each site is for info, pictures, encounters and enjoyment of individual species. It will probably end up being the longest of the lists.
Bottom bar navigating.
This is a WordPress thing. Each time I make a tag to a page or a post, the categories build up. The greater the number of Tags, the larger, and there supposedly more important, the text. Not a bad way of knowing what I am blogging about most.
Other places on the web that I have found interesting, helpful and encouraging. Enjoy
A bit like What’s Hot, but in a alpha list. Another Wordperss ‘feature’. But will search all the blogs and give you a good place to start if you are looking for a bird or post of interest.
Projects or Portflios
Work in Progress.