ARCHIVE 221 – FLIGHT (MONO)
March 23, 2016 7 Comments
This picture is about shape and design. The bird’s head and torso, and the root of its left wing, are squashed down into the lower left of the frame – and just about to leave the frame. We just catch sight of the dark bill, eye and mark behind the eye, which serve to give the creature some structure and identity.
But the real subject of the shot is the streamlined wing that cuts a diagonal across the frame, to end in those dark, pointed flight feathers (primary flight feathers, as birders know them), the longest of which look like the long, black, manicured fingernails of a woman – the end of the wing reminds me of a set of sharp fingers reaching up against the sky.
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D800 with 70-300 Nikkor at 300mm; 800 ISO; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Holga preset.