Bird Weekly Round-Up – Week #40

Week #40 challenge was Birds in black and white, sepia or selective color. Your choice of birds.

Disclaimer: If anyone has an issue with me using their photos in the round ups, please kindly let me know. I haven’t had anyone say anything, but I don’t want you to think I’m using your photographs for personal gain. I’m here to show what great work you are doing with your photography by showing you off in these posts.

Welcome to all our newcomers! Big week this week!

Black and White week is always a hit! I love this challenge when we do it as it gets us into a new dimension of creativity. Composition, contrast, lighting, textures and patterns are always things to consider when creating for black and white, but it is amazing what we can do with our color photographs. Once produced in black and white, you see things that you don’t see in the color version. Stripping color from an image can unveil the soul of the subject and provide drama that is not there in color.

I never shoot in black and white. I always shoot in color. It’s easier to remove the color than it is to try to colorize a black and white.

Heads Up

Week #49 of Bird Weekly is going to be a technical challenge, Selective Color. Myself and Cee Nuner from Cee’s Photo Challenges will be collaborating on the best ways to show you some fun tricks in Photoshop so you can enjoy turning a color photo into a black and white, leaving some selective color by you. Don’t use photoshop, never fear! We have a couple other collaboration teams putting together some mobile apps. Tell me what you use for photo editing (on mobile or desktop) and we can add it to the list.

Shades of Grey

Carol’s Swan

Good Twin – Evil Twin – You be the judge

Cee’s Brown Pelican – I’m not related to either of those two!
Martha’s Cockatoo
Myrna’s Loving Goose

I encourage you to visit these blogs if you haven’t already and see what amazing things they have going on. If I missed your post or there was a problem with a pingback, please let me know and I will be glad to add you to the list. Remember to pingback from my post of that week and not my page. Liking my page is encouraged!

Next up: Week #41: Reflections of Birds. This would be the bird or birds and their reflection. Your choice of birds as long as the reflection is of the bird itself.


I look forward to seeing your creations this week!

8 Comments on “Bird Weekly Round-Up – Week #40

    • Thanks Cee! I’ve been doing it for a while now. I think I missed one week for some reason, but explained and only did the links. I love showing off everyone else’s efforts. 🙂


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