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Birds on a Wire. (Wires 2)

Posted by
Joyce (Montana, United States) on 28 September 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I enjoy visits from locals.

It was fun to play in Picasa's Picnik, a photo program, to frame this in a way that pleased me.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nicely done! Very perky!

28 Sep 2011 6:05am

@LauraS: The presence of birds are so cheerful and fun.

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

28 Sep 2011 9:26am

@Tinx: Thanks a lot Tinx.

KlausZ from Kufstein, Austria

you´re right, to decide to frame this picture in nearly square form! i like how the birds are strung from corner to corner and gives a perfect contrast to the unique background color!

28 Sep 2011 11:33am

@KlausZ: Thanks for the input Klaus. I like the picture, and it fits in with my impromptu "wire series" and the background is curiously contrasting just enough for the little guys -- just a gravel road.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Looks like the popular hangout. :-)) Nicely composed Joyce, and I do like the simulated mat and frame you've used.

28 Sep 2011 1:32pm

@Jason Politte: thanks! I have learned about borders and mats and frames here. They are great tools to make an image pop or mute certain elements, colors, or add beauty where some is missing, and can "make" a picture that is otherwise dull. I have a sneaky suspicion that the standards for good shots are sans border and frame here, and elsewhere, but I practice all stops removed, you know.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Yes, a very pleasing line-up of avians. They know things we can only guess at, and fence sitting is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

28 Sep 2011 3:01pm

@Rick: Fun and wise thought Rick, as usual. Love birds period. To watch and appreciate them is to be in the Present, as they are. Maybe that's part of the mystique.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

That first one looks like the odd man out. Do you think he knows he is different? Doubt that he cares. ;-)

28 Sep 2011 4:30pm

@B. Thomas: I identify with him, ...her. That's why I used her as the border color. I do so mess around here. Everything has such potent meaning....sigh. Even bunch a birds on a fence wire.

Nilla´s photo shoots from Östergötland, Sweden

Oh so nice! Like this repetation a lot!

28 Sep 2011 4:50pm

@Nilla´s photo shoots: Thanks for your visit, and I'm glad you like it.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice composition

28 Sep 2011 5:39pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Nice shot, nicely framed adding a very good impact to the image.

29 Sep 2011 12:14am

@Rafael: Thanks Rafael. See how I carefully chose colors that complimented and showed off the simple darks of the line of birds? I tried black but was too harsh. But, all framing is personal style too. It's very creative too.

omid from mashhad, Iran


29 Sep 2011 6:06pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

That is a great framing! Fantastic!

30 Sep 2011 3:39pm

@Francisco Romero: Thanks Francisco. Daring, but fun adding color I hoped improve a seemingly dull picture. Glad you approve.

Andrea from Regina, Canada

I like the composition.

30 Sep 2011 4:57pm

Twojays from United States

Thank you for saying so Andrea.

30 Sep 2011 5:21pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent capture of these birds the frame is great, very good!

1 Oct 2011 5:01am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like the contrasting patterns and textures.

4 Oct 2011 1:01am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent capture and framing

5 Oct 2011 6:13am

karla from Omaha, United States

Love the repetition of several birds in a row, but also the variation in pose of each one. I almost missed the first one, lower left!

9 Oct 2011 4:52am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Superb !!!

9 Oct 2011 5:22am