Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the 'courage of their convictions.'

My moles in the ornithological world report to me that this little dickie bird specimen is Egretta novaehollandiae, better known as a White-faced Heron. I got a couple of snaps of this baby down in Cornelian Bay the other day, but couldn't decide if I liked it better in black and white or colour.

I thought that I'd post both, and let YOU be the judge.


me said...

The second one is definitely the better composition. And betterer all round.

I vote for two.

yamini said...

Black and White is better than the coloured one.

By the way, I watched "Valkyrie", the movie, yesterday night and after reading your post's title this morning, I couldn't help but relate at one such fool (Hitler) to it.

Tom Cruise, though, came across as very ordinary in his role.

Books and an espresso cup... said...

Hi! Kris,
I think that both photographs are...beautiful, but if I had to choose between the two...the Black and White photograph would probably win "hands" down.

I agree...great composition in the B&W photograph too!
(I most definitely, like the ripple effects in the water too!)

DeeDee ;-D

Hallam said...

2nd shot is better but I prefer colour for this shot.

kylie said...

i like the colour

Lorenzo Lapis Lazuli said...

Both are quite striking, and you did well to post thw two together, but I will also go with the B&W, for the closeup and richer details. Nice work!

Roddy said...

Black and white, because it is closer.
Nice dark silhouette against the blue water though.
You're on a winner.

Kris said...

Thanks all, it looks like the B & W is the clear winner. I like elements of both, and am wavering myself.