Freitag, 20. September 2013

Paradiesvögel / birds of paradise


On a Friday evening in August, not long after my vacation period, I got a ring from a friend, who desperately needed some reasonable photographs of some carved "birds of paradiese".
 

She intended to print some postcards from the motifs to give them as a birthday present to her son, who was the skillful artists of the beautiful wodden artworks.


My friend's idea was to place the little birds in front of a dark background, so we used her black blanket.
But unfortunately one of her cats made a nap on the blanket right before the shooting, so we had remove all the cat's hairs before we could use the background of our choice.


Even though we cleaned the blanket as good as possible, I had to conduct a second cleaning effort, a digital cleaning with Photoshop to get rid of all the cat's hairs.


The dark blackground shall put the main motifs to center of attention.


But my friend has a marvellous cottage garden...


...so the idea raised in me to place the birdies...


...in the natural environment of their living fellow species.


So now take your own decision which type of presentation of the birds of paradiese you like more...


Our action in the cottage garden did not remain undetected...


...the three tame domestic hens of my friend were heavily interested in our photoshooting, too... ;-)


Finally we found a consent: we've choosen four motifs with dark background and four motifs taken in the garden...


...to print a (eight-fold) set of postcards.


By the way: it was my first set of postcards I ever made out of some of my photos, although the idea & wish to do this was already a long time in me.

Sometimes you just need a telephone call as an impulse to start...;-)


Kommentare:

  1. Aww - I love those little birds so much!! So cute! :)

    Love,
    Little bird = Pieni lintu ;)

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  2. Thanks for your sweet comment, little bird!
    The artist just took an old wodden board and carved the bodies of the birdies out of it.
    Have a great weekend!
    Uwe.

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  3. Love the bird on wheels and the lineup on the fence.Thanks for making me smile this morning.

    Happy Sunday!
    Ruby

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  4. What a lovely offering of beauty here! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

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  5. I love those little birds. What a great idea to photograph them in the garden! Love the nosy hens too!

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  6. Those birds are very cute! I like the garden photos a lot.

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  7. Thank you so much Ruby, Laura, Pat and Gunilla, for your sweet comments!
    Each of you enjoy your week(s),
    Uwe

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  8. LOVE these!!! How incredibly talented. I especially like the last image of them all in a row on the wrought iron fencing.

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  9. Der kleine orange Vogel neben der Skulptur ist absolut superschön! Eine wirklich gute Idee Eure Fotositzung nach draussen zu verlegen,viel dynamischer.Die Vogelreihe auf dem Zaun ist herrlich!

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  10. Thanks a lot Anni und vielen Dank Karen for your cordial comments!

    Uwe.

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  11. Cool and lovely birds :) Good photo series!

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  12. I very much like the birds in the natural environment - and my favourite is the line up of them along the fence! That's a great picture.

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  13. Lovely! The ones captured outdoors look very real!

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  14. Sounds like a fun project! I definitely like the ones in the garden best--they look so real!

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  15. Thanks a lot Birgitta, Jay, Kim and Jade, for stopping by. Enjoy your upcoming weekend!
    Uwe.

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  16. They are very good!! Does your friend make them? I like both sets of poses, but I think the ones done in the outside environment work much better!! Excellent shots!!

    I'm visiting your page via 'NF Winged'.

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  17. Lovely birds and lovely pictures!

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  18. I think I prefer the natural background. Really nice birds!

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  19. Those little wooden birds are so colourful and creative. A wonderful addition to the garden.

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  20. What a great idea!!! My favourite image is near the end, with the green painted door!!! But the bird and statue are really great too!

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  21. Wonderful series of wooden handicraft! I like them all! The way how they are displayed adds more charms to them. I vote for the postcards No. 9, 11, 12 and 13, but my favorite is 13. You’re such a helpful friend and nice photographer, Uwe. When you ‘re called from overseas for the appealing tasks, could you go impulsively?

    I’ll stop blogging for a while. Enjoy your October.

    Yoko

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