A Scissored-Tail Fly Catcher, that was kind enough to let me photograph it.
First of all, let me start by saying that I've already fallen head-over-heels in love with ALL of your photography. You've obviously been doing it for a while. Either that, or you were born with exceptional talent. Anyway, I have always loved scissor-tailed fly catchers; they are such graceful birds, and their namesake tail is so gorgeous. Now as for the photo itself...the way that the background is completely blurred makes the flycatcher snap sharply into focus, yet the tall grass in the foreground gives the vision of the bird veering away from you and leaving you far behind. The rusty fence pole is quite interesting...adds a bit of human life into the picture. My absolute favorite part about this photo is how the bird's head, body, feet, and tail is in sharp focus and clearly defined, while the wings are blurred, clearly giving the impact of motion to the viewer and making the photo all the more enjoyable. The watermark detracts from it somewhat, but I myself know the importance of keeping your artwork from getting stolen, so I'm not all that bothered by it; it shows that you're such a great photographer that you need to ensure that no one tries to steal your stuff. As with most photography, I really don't have much to offer beyond praise, so I'll just end by saying that I loved this picture so much that I'll probably be going through my favorites gallery again and again for the sole purpose of staring at this picture. Well done, and thank you for sharing this with us.
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Great timing, amazing shot!
Epic flycatcher! (You'll hear my thorough opinion in my critique)
A bird in flight is worth 2 in the hand is worth 4 in the bush.
I like that.
its pretty, and kind of looks like a bird I saw today