2008/05/17

Silhouettes


Today we had a family meeting.


The day was cold and the light at 3pm wasn't much.


We took some pictures at aunt Charo's.


Not many colours to capture but some silhouettes to guess about.


Do you know about any online resourse to id birds upon silhouette? (At least the family)
I would really appreciate any suggestion.


15 comments:

Lynne said...

I really like those silhouette photos Mel!

Sandpiper said...

Gorgeous silhouettes. The patterns and lines are wonderful. I don't know any way to positively I.D. birds in silhouette, but whatever they are, they posed so nicely for you.

The Birdlady said...

I love those - the first is really something! It needs to be printed and hung on your wall! Nice work!

Chrisss said...

Great silhouettes. I think these actually look great this way rather than in color :-)

Sekhar said...

Thanks for those really cool silhouettes Mel. And as you have asked for online resources to id birds by their silhouette, I suggest you the following links:
1. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/birding123/identify/silhouette
2. http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=7119&pst=323273
Hope they be useful to you :)

Gallicissa said...

Those silhouettes are nice! Well done!

Ivars Krafts said...

Mel, In the United States there is a series of field guides called "Peterson Field Guides." I'm looking at a copy of one with the title "Eastern Birds." It has bird "Roadside Silhouettes" and "Flight Silhouettes" inside the front and back covers. Of course, they may not be of much help in your country. On the other hand, they might get you into the proper bird family.

Meggie said...

Nice photos, Mel. Sorry I'm no help about identification. Perhaps some avid birders will be more helpful.

mon@rch said...

Some Silhouettes are tricky but others can be quite easy to identify! Great shots with these!

RuthieJ said...

I can sometimes ID birds by silhouette (the easy ones like robin or dove), but it helps if you can hear them sing too!

Q said...

Dear Mel,
You are an artist!
These are wonderful.
I have no idea on the id for the birds. I just love the silhouettes.
Don't work too hard!
Sherry

S.C.E. said...

Some kind of Flycatcher perhaps? I don't know much about the birds on your side of the world I'm sorry to say.....

Mary said...

Dear Mel,

I've missed you. I've been working too hard, too!

I enjoy silhouettes and yours are wonderful. Do you have trouble remembering how to spell "silhouette"? I do!

Hugs,
Mary

RainforestRobin said...

I think these are my MOST favorite. How amazing. Especially the ones with the really sharp spikes. I have to get over here more often. I've missed seeing you and your photos. These are exceptional and very creative photos. I am fascinated by them. I will have to post some of my birds sometime and I'll let you know when I do. Thank you dear one. :)

Mel said...

Thank you all for visiting! It makes me smile after so many extremely hard days.

I miss all your blogs, your posts and beautiful pictures.

Hope to be able to be a regular visitor to your sites again :)

Hugs and kisses to all!!