Black and White the Ultimate Contrast
Not a black and white photo, but a black bird on white snow. The crow has other colors in its feathers, but without the sun shining on it, the feathers read mostly black with a tinge of blue. I did not know crows eat seed or fruit like was in my feeder mix.
Usually I don’t get crows in the garden. They hang out in the Norway Maples out front along the street. My cockatoo and the crows have some lively conversation during the summer. I can only imagine the “fowl” language going back and forth.
I am not sure why I decided to shoot the crows, but getting a good exposure was not an easy task. I tried a few different camera settings to get these photos.
I have shot crows in flight before against a blue sky, but never on snow.
Or a White Bird with Black Accents
Gulls on snow or a bald sky are prettier than you might think.
The gulls below are by the river off a sandy beach. That is crusty ice at the edge. I just liked the low flyby.
Winter Songbirds and those you wish were not.
Everything seems to look better in the snow!