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October 10, 2012 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Studio photographs of birds.

Turns out they're by Mefi's own, which I discovered when searching as I made the post.
posted by OmieWise (24 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
Those are beautiful. Thanks.

can anybody guess which is my favorite.
posted by rtha at 12:04 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oooh these are gorgeous!

As a human owned by a bird, let me say that these photos capture much of what I love visually about her, and about birds in general.

Thanks for posting this beautiful work.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:05 PM on October 10, 2012


Oh MAN I wanna kiss that kestrel on the top of its little head
posted by Greg Nog at 12:15 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


When this first caught my eye, it said "Stupid photographs of birds." Which was more interesting.
posted by NedKoppel at 12:27 PM on October 10, 2012


No, it's just photographs of birds. The stupid part is the side-scrolling.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:33 PM on October 10, 2012


You think Pelicans are cute?
posted by thewalrus at 12:38 PM on October 10, 2012


The stupid part is the side-scrolling.

Photographers' websites have to have annoying interfaces.

It's apparently a law or something.
posted by Egg Shen at 12:51 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Gorgeous! That lil kestral looks like the cutest thing ever but would probably claw my face off.

At first I thought the white pelican had some kind of bizarre growth on his bill, but it turns out those bumps are present on males and females during breeding period. Like some kind of...bill boner.
posted by bienbiensuper at 1:36 PM on October 10, 2012


Huzzah and three cheers for the Roseate Spoonbill Crane!

Kestrels...it turns out that they're pretty common around here, unless you're holding a camera, and then you can just forget about the little creeps.
posted by jquinby at 1:48 PM on October 10, 2012


Gorgeous pictures. Annoying web site.
posted by Chuffy at 1:53 PM on October 10, 2012


Those are gorgeous. I'm just trying to figure out how he got the swallow to stay still.
posted by mudpuppie at 2:09 PM on October 10, 2012


Out of all the ways a visual artist can make their site unwieldy, side-scrolling is among the least annoying to me. Nothing jumps or pops open or flows or opens in new tabs/windows or whatever.
posted by rtha at 2:34 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice image of another of mefi's own in the last frame there. Lovely photos, but I'm going to have to nerd out and complain that the species names aren't all correct.
posted by GodricVT at 2:34 PM on October 10, 2012


Oops. Didn't read the very first reply. Joke spoiled. *sad trombone noise*
posted by GodricVT at 2:39 PM on October 10, 2012


heh
posted by rtha at 2:52 PM on October 10, 2012


oooh I want to make friends with all of them. these are so lovely, thanks
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:48 PM on October 10, 2012


I'm honored to have my work featured here on the blue. If you'd like to know more about the project you can check out the awesome Image Deconstructed site for an interview they recently published with me.

The birds were all photographed at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Redington Shores, FL and most have been injured. The kestrel was raised as someone's pet until she became too much to handle. The barn swallow has an injured wing and was a mellow little guy who can't do much more than hop around. The red-tailed hawk has neurological damage and doesn't fly. All of the birds in the series are permanent residents of the sanctuary.

As for the side-scrolling site, well, my apologies. I'm a photographer and not a web designer and my current site is a stop-gap between my previous all flash site and the new html 5 site that I haven't had a chance to get up and running. The comments here are the kick in the ass I needed to put it back on my list of things to do.
posted by photoslob at 5:07 PM on October 10, 2012 [9 favorites]


These are lovely, and made me see birds in a new way. Or see Audobon's point about them, at least. Thanks so much for making them, photoslob.
posted by Diablevert at 6:38 PM on October 10, 2012


As for the side-scrolling site, well, my apologies. I'm a photographer and not a web designer and my current site is a stop-gap between my previous all flash site and the new html 5 site that I haven't had a chance to get up and running. The comments here are the kick in the ass I needed to put it back on my list of things to do.

As a quick fix, you could make it vertical:
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/10/afghanistan_september_2012.html
posted by sebastienbailard at 9:45 PM on October 10, 2012


Hey photoslob! These photos really are very nice. That kestrel is absolutely gorgeous.

And I don't mind the side scrolling, I think it works pretty well on a multi-touch trackpad.
posted by derbs at 3:48 AM on October 11, 2012


Just sent the link to my sister, who replied saying they would make great record sleeves. She works in the music industry as well, so you might be getting an email sometime in the future!
posted by derbs at 4:04 AM on October 11, 2012


Those are FANTASTIC. Thanks for sharing. And kudos, the photographer!
posted by Kit W at 4:52 AM on October 11, 2012


I've had a painting of a kestrel hanging on my bedroom wall for years and years. And for some reason I thought kestrels were big-ass birds, like red-tailed hawks - I dunno, maybe it's that attitude they project. I was shocked to look at the photo and realize how small they are. Delicate and tiny murder, balanced on a finger. Astonishing.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 6:27 AM on October 11, 2012


Delicate and tiny murder, balanced on a finger

you just described my cockatiel when he's pissed off. though he's definitely not as deadly as a kestrel. unless you're millet.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 9:05 PM on October 11, 2012


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