Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Friday Shoot-outs - Silhouettes

Thank you, Carrie, for giving me the opportunity to learn how to spell SILHOUETTE. There are a few new shots here, and a few from my stash.


Silhouettes can frame a beautiful sky. My granddaughter dragged me to this one. Posted once before.
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As I walked out onto the dock, there were lots of soon-to-be silhouettes waiting for me. The bright background of reflected light in the water turns brown peclicans into black pelicans.


Osprey, patiently waiting for dinner and practicing the rule of thirds.

These are some of the world's best silhouettes.

Sunrise at my favorite Florida fishing hole.

Very rare and long thought extinct, Florida Egret Bats,
practicing the rule of two-thirds. (advanced class)
Obviously bats, because they hang upside down.
Patty and Jen, What is wrong with this photo?
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As the western sky steals the light
"Cloudy" the rabbit ducks out of sight.
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Bless you, Carrie. It was a delight.
Thanks to all, and to all, a goodnight!.

21 comments:

  1. Gordon, I love your header photo. I think the blur adds something extra to it also. I also really like the sunrise at your favorite fishing hole. These are all wonderful.

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  2. I love that sunrise shot, awesome!
    I didn't know those are egret bats, I was wondering why the birds were hanging upside down,until I finished reading.

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  3. Wow, those are some cool and interesting shots. I love the interest created by the fishing poles. Pelicans - looks like they had a meeting. And the upside down birds - never saw that before!

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  4. Gordon! These are great. In that first shot, you mentioned it being a little blurred but adding character to the shot. I have found at picnik.com and editing button to create this effect...it's called "ortonish" - and you did it all by yourself :)

    Some of these really made me smile, and I especially liked the poles with the strong waves behind them; as well as the funny little upside down birds {bats? really? they look like goofy little upside down birds). Do you suppose they knew they were upside down?

    This was fun!!

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  5. Love the Egrets! And I figured you'd have some rods in a shot on here somewhere!

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  6. And thanks to you, Gordon, for some wonderful pictures. Love that dawn fishing spot!

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  7. Beautiful! I just realized I do not go out when it is getting dark, or rise early enough to have it work for me, LOL, but I had better get with the program right! I do have some great shots from my PNW trip that would have worked, but it would have been cheating...

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  8. Number 4 and 5 are my favorites.

    Birds? You stood on your head.

    I like the pelicans.

    No wonder you catch so many fish. Look at all those fishing rods!

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  9. your sky shots are so beautiful!! on the bats one, is it a reflection??? have a great weekend!

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  10. Doreen, what do you mean, Is it a reflection? Those are bats!!! Just kidding, I flipped the photo.

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  11. Love the mixture of photos and fun - and fun photos. Love the fishing rods!! And your upside down birds - who else would have thought of that??

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  12. I always look forward to getting down the list to your site, Gordon. You make me laugh. Love the pelicans - we have plenty here and they are so much nicer than those pesky seagulls. Not to mention that they make for a wonderful silhouette.

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  13. I like the pelicans on the deck - very nice photos all around. have a great weekend

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  14. Fantastic! The fishing poles provide a stark contrast to all the horizontal lines, and the sunrise is simply stunning. Well done!

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  15. Oh, love the birds in the tree! all of them are wonderful, as usual
    And I am behind again in my FSO *dang it* -- but I so enjoy this...

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  16. Egret bats....you're too funny. You like to keep us all on our toes, don't you!

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  17. Love the sunrise (and your sense of humour).

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  18. Finally! I've waited to see the shy Florida Egret bat, my entire life! Thank you!

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