8.02.2010

Richard Barnes' Hooded Oriole

My friend Caroline Cunningham, who used to write about photography for House and Garden, reminded me of the work of Richard Barnes--my post on birds using Easter basket ribbons brought it to mind. Barnes' work is indeed remarkable, as is that of the hooded oriole...this picture is lifted off his website, which is well worth a visit. I would love to hear about any other books, or photographers, you think are excellent on the lives and ways of birds.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

i have always loved your writing and once again i follow you here...
i also love thomas jayne's bold & whimsical use of audubon's california vulture
http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/102083

vicki said...

I grew up inspired by Eliot Porter's photographs...and his birds are marvelous captures on film.

http://www.cartermuseum.org/collections/porter/collection.php?mcat=3

day-lab Blog said...

Glad to see this post. I just recently discovered the work of Richard Barnes. Beautiful photographs, especially his black and white flocks of birds.

I really enjoy Andrew Zuckerman's recent photography of birds up close, in flight etc-but all on a white background. Lots of feather detail and patterns can be seen that way. On his website for the book click on 'photographs'. You can look through the photos and read info on the birds:
http://www.birdbook.org/

Also Lars Jonsson's 'Birds: Paintings from a Near Horizon' is fantastic. Paintings that look like photographs, and it includes his sketches:
http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8872.html

Amy

Judith Ross said...

Dominique,
I love your posts. And your book has become even more relevant to me as I was just laid off from my job. We also enjoy the birds at our feeder, and at least two families of hummingbirds visit our hummingbird feeder (right under our dining room window!) several times a day.

Since I did a lot of social media as well as writing at my previous job, I hope you don't mind a little input on your wonderful website. I don't want to navigate away from it when I click on a link! I think its possible when you add the hyperlink to indicate that you want it to open in a separate window -- and it'll make life easier for your Pop as well :-). Hope you have that functionality. Judith

Dominique said...

Dear Judith,
I'm sorry to hear about your job, but it sounds like you are enjoying some time at home. Thanks for your comment on the hyperlink; I'll get to the bottom of it...you have a good idea, and I'll have to find out if I can use it.

Thanks to everyone for bird sources. Eliot Porter really is one of the greats. That comment is going to send me back to my books....

Anonymous said...

That oriole's nest--gorgeous fiber art. Many birds seem taken with man-made materials: the catbirds I've watched from my window this year wove shreds of plastic bags and cellophane strips filched from a roofer's dumpster into their nest; and I'll never forget the sight of a very house-proud robin who'd made her nest in a rusty-needled leftover Christmas tree, complete with tinsel--inside her nest and out!

vicki said...

I remembered this post of yours when visiting Brian Rafferty's blog, and thought you might want to visit:

http://brianraffertywildlifephotographer.blogspot.com/

I am completely taken with his stunning wildlife photographs--particularly the ones of birds.