Continuing with the theme of something new and totally different, at least for me, I am posting this Common Moorhen. I rarely shoot anything like this, nearly an abstract. While unusual for me, I sort of like the image.
I had spent almost an hour doing some audio recording at the edge of Lake Jackson in Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area and one of the main things I was recording was a flock of American Coots as they woke up, gathered into a flock, and then a few birds at time, flew across a section of open water. I had wanted to capture this flight of birds with my camera as well but unfortunately, all the birds had crossed the gap by the time the sun came up. Instead, I had a chance to photograph a Common Moorhen has it crossed the gap.
The light wasn’t what I had in mind, but I liked the graphic nature of the image. The silhouette of the bird on nearly white water with the trailing feet and reflection caught my eye. I increased the contrast significantly for the image and took the nearly white water to the extreme and this is the image that results. What do you think?
Do I keep it? Do I continue to shoot stuff like this? Do I forget it and go back to the more traditional approach. Let’s hear those opinions!