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Sunrise Song Bird

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 December 2017 in Landscape & Rural.

I made this image 2 years ago on a cool New Jersey October Morning...(Don't ever let anyone tell you that New Jersey and Pennsylvania are ugly states!). I Was standing in a favorite spot near my work office and was mesmerized by the colors in this sunrise.....When all of a sudden to my wondering eyes (or something like that) there appeared a beautiful bird in my lens - in the view of my lens, that is... I figured this was the time that I should hit the I did.
Since that snap, this has been one of my favorite images....Nothing technically special...but colors, colors, colors....and a cool bird
I hope you enjoy this ;-)

NIKON D800 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 125 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, clouds, colors & lights!
Lovely bird.

13 Dec 2017 7:50am

@omid: Thank you, Omid ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, I can understand and share the feeling of this moment . . at times like this there is that 'oneness' that eclipses the chaos of Life.

13 Dec 2017 8:00am

@Ronnie 2¢: Beautifully stated, Ronnie! Thank you SO very much ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very beautiful !

13 Dec 2017 10:15am

@Hiro: Thank you, Hiro ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous color captured in this dramatic sky!! The bird adds a nice finishing touch.

13 Dec 2017 12:34pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

"Colours!" said the Canadian with Canadian spelling. "Colors!" said the American with American spelling. And they were BOTH right. Very pretty and nicely timed. I also like that bit of tree top in the frame as a sweet connection to terra firma.

13 Dec 2017 2:23pm

@Rick: Well sir, thank you very much ;-).. As you may have noticed in my text and commentary here in AM3, I am prone to use Both spellings interchangeably, thus my confused (?) state of being a very proud possesor of 25% Canadian blood running through my veins ;-) damn proud of it too!! These days I sometimes wish it were mire... but onward I trudge!! Love what you did with that waterfall image ;-) cheers

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


13 Dec 2017 3:08pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci Beaucoup ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous sunrise with these amazing colors and a fine big bird. Superb shot and feeling here.

13 Dec 2017 5:30pm

@Steve Rice: Thank youSteve ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful sunrise colors.

13 Dec 2017 9:15pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you, Barbara ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just gorgeous. What a magnificent sunrise! The color is just spectacular!

14 Dec 2017 1:21am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine! All the very best ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The colours are fantastic Dennis and the bird in flight is a lovely touch too. Magnificent.

14 Dec 2017 2:28am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you so much, Maciek!

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo avec ces belles couleurs !

14 Dec 2017 10:36am

k@ from Paris, France

The hue is unique, looks like a syrup I sip with my eyes !

20 Dec 2017 11:50am

1/160 second
ISO 125
300 mm (35mm equiv.)