J. Shaw (2014) Buff-tailed coronet hummingbird, Ecuador, retrieved from http://www.johnshawphoto.com/2014-2/
Like my response to Ernst Haas’s River Lovers, the seagull’s photograph was taken in the same shoot. John Shaw captures a beautiful moment of a hummingbird resting on a branch, and like Ernst Haas; the colours presented, whilst repeated as the hummingbirds colours are very similar to that of the branch and its background, are beautiful. I tried to somewhat replicate this, as the Seagulls feathers colour scheme was also identical to the background, with the exception of the yellow platform it stood on, the concrete colour of the waterfront and the red sail hidden away in the background. The extra colours adds a welcome interesting change, and somewhat a more unique response to John Shaw’s Beautiful shot.