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10 November 2007 @ 03:47 pm
Left?  
Is it just me, or the birds? I noticed that a majority of my favorite bird photographs feature birds looking left. I have quite a few photographs of birds looking right, but they don't seem to be as appealing to me as the ones looking left. For example, if I have photographed a bird looking in both directions I seem to favor the one looking left. Also, whenever I draw something, I usually draw them facing left. Weird, but maybe there's a reason for it or is it just that I noticed it today?


I have three more photographs that I took over the week and all feature birds, as usual, looking left. Featuring in this post are a Snowy Egret, a Song Sparrow and a Turkey vulture. Be warned that the vulture has blood on its face and beak.






A Snowy Egret. The same one as in the previous post



A Song Sparrow. They love the marshes so much that they'd rather not come out of it.



A Turkey Vulture. Just about as close as you can get to one of the wild ones. And looks like it has had a nice meal as well.






 
 
 
ex_kalyan on November 11th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
It's funny you mentioned that. I was just thinking yesterday too that most of my bird photographs are facing left. I wonder why ?

- Kalyan
ashbirderashbirder on November 11th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
Apparently the handedness could influence it..ie in experiments where right handed people were asked to draw human profiles, they almost always drew a left facing one and vice versa. Also left facing heads are recognized more easily by right handed people. Check out 'Cognitive Illusions' on google books. Found this info there.
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Yathinyathin on November 11th, 2007 06:03 am (UTC)
That is a very interesting theory. Thanks for that. :)
Aragorn, Son of Arathorncode_martial on November 11th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Now that you mention it, whenever I sketch automobile profiles, they necessarily have to face left. I just can't draw a right-facing car! The pattern is not so strong with the car photos I take, though I'd prefer shooting them facing left.
adarsh_bhatadarsh_bhat on November 12th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
That sparrow pic is awesome
depontideponti on November 12th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
Interesting thought, which had not occurred to me...spent a few minutes cogitating about it, read the comments...and then decided just to enjoy the photographs!

At my level of photography...I get the bird whichever way I can! (And usually it's the back of the bird...)