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Here's my pet Theophrastus the Green heron shot with 600II and 600II + 1.4xTC, without the use of the Zen method. One should be able to tell a major difference between the conventional/traditional technique and my copyright Zen technique.

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Mar 18, 2017 at 09:53 AM
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Nice pictures, Peter

Is it always summer where you live?

BTW picture one, what happened on the next step

Jarmo



Mar 18, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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Very well done Peter. There does appear to be some "real" light for these shots ~ Ron


Mar 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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I enjoyed the results using whatever method you used to get them - well done, Peter!

Joshua



Mar 18, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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These are beauties Peter. I don't understand what your zen method is

Morris



Mar 18, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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morris wrote:
These are beauties Peter. I don't understand what your zen method is

Morris


Morris, the Zen method requires the photographer to strive to become one with their subjects. That means both the spiritual and physical proximity. This is one of my early Zen Method pictures taken several years ago which hopefully illustrates a method result. Gotta become one of them.


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Mar 18, 2017 at 02:23 PM
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Fantastic pictures, Peter!

- Amit



Mar 18, 2017 at 02:54 PM
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Zen or sans Zen, the results are just spectacular...I wonder if the end result is different for you....do you come away from the sighting feeling any different or does it simply represent to you more intimacy vs a voyeuristic and therefore a more detached form of imagery.
Eric



Mar 18, 2017 at 02:56 PM
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eyelaser wrote:
Zen or sans Zen, the results are just spectacular...I wonder if the end result is different for you....do you come away from the sighting feeling any different or does it simply represent to you more intimacy vs a voyeuristic and therefore a more detached form of imagery.
Eric


Well noted , Eric, I have lottsa fun observing birds from relative proximity as they go about their business almost oblivious to my presence. Alas, can't do that sort of thing with many species, and in addition, mature individuals tend to be more aloof than younger birds.



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That first one is outstanding. I love the green water background/foreground. It envelops the subject. Amazing.


Mar 18, 2017 at 03:50 PM
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PetKal wrote:
Morris, the Zen method requires the photographer to strive to become one with their subjects. That means both the spiritual and physical proximity. This is one of my early Zen Method pictures taken several years ago which hopefully illustrates a method result. Gotta become one of them.


Thank you Peter,

I guess I've been doing this for a very long time without knowing it.

Morris



Mar 18, 2017 at 03:57 PM
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I love them both Zen and non-Zen way, Peter. I am leaning toward a Zen way since the DOF makes Theo's head popped out as he is so patient and concentrate for fishing. Well done

-Tam



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PetKal wrote:
Morris, the Zen method requires the photographer to strive to become one with their subjects. That means both the spiritual and physical proximity. This is one of my early Zen Method pictures taken several years ago which hopefully illustrates a method result. Gotta become one of them.


superb shot of wood duck, Peter

-Tam



Mar 18, 2017 at 04:01 PM
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morris wrote:
Thank you Peter,

I guess I've been doing this for a very long time without knowing it.

Morris


Well, it's just a more-or-less arbitrary name given to an approach were we like to emphasize an attachment to our subjects, as opposed to photographing them in a detached manner. Probably a number of folks think that way. Arthur Morris talks about "Birds as art". Well, I am not even sure I know what the art in photography is, but calling it "Birds as Zen" made some sort of sense to me.



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PetKal wrote:
Well, it's just a more-or-less arbitrary name given to an approach were we like to emphasize an attachment to our subjects, as opposed to photographing them in a detached manner. Probably a number of folks think that way. Arthur Morris talks about "Birds as art". Well, I am not even sure I know what the art in photography is, but calling it "Birds as Zen" made some sort of sense to me.


Take a look at my abstracts done wiht birds as subjects. One Morris showed another Morris this a long time ago yet it took a woman to make the other Morris fall in love with the look.



Morris



Mar 18, 2017 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Shooting Theo the conventional (non Zen) way


nice work zen master..


Mar 18, 2017 at 06:58 PM
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nice lookin set Peter


Mar 19, 2017 at 09:11 AM
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Clearly Theo is missing you from his sphere of influence--time to bail on that 600++, eh? That said, even far-removed you got some beautiful portraits, Peter. These are gorgeous!

Your dancing-with-the-duck picture is outstanding. Zen works if you work it, eh?

Thanks for posting.

--Kim



Mar 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM







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