Sometimes You Shoot the Birds You Can :)
I can’t top the bird photography of Bob Zeller (his blog here), so I won’t even try. (: I just don’t have the lenses for it, nor the opportunity to take photos of all those different birds. But what I can take photos of are pigeons. (:
So one day in October I was at the Santa Fe Plaza looking for something to photograph. I spotted the usual flock of pigeons on the Indian War Memorial Monument. I looked around for an interesting photo to take, and I spotted two pigeons on a detail of the monument. I composed my shot, waited for the pigeon to get into the spot I wanted, and took the photo.
I like this image mostly for the composition. I like the different levels and the lines and textures of the monument, and then the placement of the two pigeons. I also like the iridescent color on the one pigeon’s chest, and then the other pigeon in shadow. All just making an interesting image to my eye.
Shot with my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at f/7.1.
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