Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brazos Bend Bird

A bird from our trip to Brazos Bend State Park last weekend. I don't know what kind of bird this is; I just found it interesting. Anyone know what it is?

Title: "Brazos Bend Bird"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom


Brian Bastinelli said...

Oh that is the Long Billed Knobbe Kneeling....

As you might suspect that's not the birds real name, but that being said I like the image and the texture you placed on the background. Gives it a bit of a painterly feel.

Oh and I think it's really a White Ibis...

Anonymous said...

Definitely an Ibis. Is this a stained glass effect?


Larry said...

Nice job Barry. I like the soft splash of green in the foreground that adds depth to the picture. Looks like you used a frosted shower door for the background!

Larry J. Patrick said...

Interesting treatment--both you and Steve have gone texture on me.

I'm with Brian, I do not have a clue as to what bird it is, other than being a white one on a tree stump.

Good composition and nice blurred background.

Steve Schuenke said...

Brian was right - a white ibis. Love the texture on this one. I normally don't texture nature images, but it does take an image into another world when you texture ... or gives it a new life as something different - it's like trying on new clothes.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks everyone!

I appreciate the ID on the bird!

I didn't actually use a texture here. The "texture" is all bokeh from the lens and noise from the camera, exaggerated with a little sharpening and contrast adjustments. I thought the results were especially interesting considering that I didn't use a texture.


Anonymous said...

I love the texture in the back!

I'm not a fan of the supergrainy effect as it seems to put the bird a bit out of focus.

Nice job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Lsanian!

I think the shot probably is slightly out of focus. I beleive I was handholding with my 100-400mm zoom at 400mm.