Bird Bath

This little guy, I believe another finch, was slowly working his way into the little pond to take a quick bath.


And even though I did not set my shutter speed high enough to freeze motion, I still rather like the image of him cleaning up because it shows movement of the bird, the water flowing, and the water splashing off in different directions.


Tell me, do you like the motion blur image or do you think it would’ve been better if there was no blur?



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19 Responses to Bird Bath

  1. Uncle Tree says:

    Hi, T! 🙂 Perdy bird looks wingless in the bottom shot. The top one is good.
    Cheerz to Thursday! Peace and luvz, Uncle Tree

  2. Movement and the blur from it can have a nice effect at times. It adds to this shot. 🙂

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    I guess it depends on what you want to convey. The motion blur highlights movement whilst the fast exposure emphasises detail. Both are nice.

  4. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    I personally like the blurred image. It has more life to it.

  5. DeDivahDeals says:

    I love the blur, this is a great shot.

  6. Cnawan Fahey says:

    Years ago, when I was in college, a friend of mine wore a tee shirt that said, “Be Alert, the world needs more Lerts!” To which I would say, “I’m ablur, the world needs to be blurrier”. As others have said, the blurred wings convey action and make it more alive. Since the wing is hard to make out at first glance, one wonders what is going on and it inclines one to study the picture to figure it. Thus, you’ve actually captured the viewer’s attention! Love the smile too, oh wait, that’s your picture….Ha! Couldn’t resist!

  7. Dalo 2013 says:

    The motion is great…makes the photo appear more alive & interesting. Nice shot.

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    I like this shot, Teri. A non-blurry version would give off an entirely different vibe — and I like this vibe. 🙂

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