Here's looking at me: Birds snapped staring at their own reflections in garden pond

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Here's looking at me: Birds snapped staring at their own reflections in garden pond

Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:41 am

These extraordinary pictures of humble garden birds and their reflections are the result of months of patience by one British photographer.
Paul Sawer went to great lengths to snap his awe-inspiring pictures which capture the birds in breath-taking detail. The 39-year-old, who has been photographing British wildlife for 20 years, began his project in January this year.


Hey, good-looking: Paul Sawer's awe-inspiring pictures of garden birds and their reflections capture them in breath-taking detail

He spent days building his own pond with strategically placed branches, rocks and wire, and setting up his camera equipment. Since then Paul, who works as a butcher, has spent hours waiting for the perfect shot and his patience certainly appears to have paid off.


Two become one: The images are so clear, it is as if there are two birds, rather than one

And as they near the water's surface, their reflections are revealed with stunning clarity. In some cases the image is so clear, it appears as if one bird becomes two. Paul, who lives in Saxmundham, Suffolk, said: 'British wildlife, particularly birds, is a particular passion of mine. There's an incredible variety of shapes, sizes and plumage and they're all around us. I'd had the idea of capturing the reflections of birds for a long time. I like the way they add another dimension to photographs."




'My project for the spring was to try to get images of garden birds with their reflections near my home. I had to make the pond, which took the best part of two days, and I also spent time perfecting the lighting. I included all sorts of props for the birds to use, from moss-covered rocks to branches and wire. It was very exciting watching them balancing above the water. The blue and great tits were particularly agile.'



'I kept lifting the branch higher and they stretched themselves out to their full height, with their legs completely straight. I'm very proud of the pictures I've taken, I think they represent my best work so far. Some people who have seen them have said the pictures are so clear it's as if two birds are looking at each other. I think they are something quite original, I've never seen anything like it before.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379612/Heres-looking-Birds-snapped-staring-reflections-garden-pond.html#ixzz1KKzqV0ZJ


I had to share these photos with you. Just beautiful Smile I love the photographs of the Blue and Great Tits, amazing cheers

What a talented guy and rightly, very proud.

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:11 pm

They are so beautiful Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:15 pm

Feelthelove wrote:I love the photographs of the Blue and Great Tits, amazing cheers


I love seeing Great Tits in the garden! Twisted Evil



















I'm so lucky being married to Mrs D! cheers lol!

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:39 pm

Yeah it's an uncanny coincidence but i like looking at birds too

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:43 pm

John wrote:Yeah it's an uncanny coincidence but i like looking at birds too

Mr Doodles and John!!!! Are you straying off topic???? lol!

Thank you David, I thought they were beautiful too I love you x

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