Two Little Birds (Helios 44-2 58mm f2 vintage lens by phil_howcroft

Two Little Birds (Helios 44-2 58mm f2 vintage lens

These two little birds arrived in our house today, they were in a parcel left in our porch. The delivery driver didn't knock or ring the bell.

They hopped onto our fireplace and made themselves at home.

They are quite tame and friendly to humans, so I had not trouble moving them onto our dining table to photograph them.

I had a Helios 44-2 58mm f2 vintage lens attached to my Sony A6000.

This is shot at f2 and the lovely bokeh bubbles are from LED lights that sit inside a vintage candle lantern.

The Helios lens is renowned for it's wonderful bokeh. Probably one of my favourite lenses. I am sure you agree the bokeh is fabulous as indeed are the two little birds.

They came in a pair. It's a pity we didn't have three as then I would be able to sing "three little birds " from Bob Marley.... OK since you asked...

Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.
Singin': Don't worry about a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

Sony A6000, Helios 44-2 58mm f2, Edited in ART and GIMP / G'MIC
They are just lovely! Beautiful black and white. Love your bokeh too!
January 19th, 2021  
That bokeh is insane! Nice exposure. Nice b&w!
January 19th, 2021  
Very nicely done
January 20th, 2021  
Nicely done
January 20th, 2021  
Wonderful image. Lovey Bokeh.
January 20th, 2021  
Thanks, Phil, for explaining the secret of your bokeh. I often wonder and folk do not usually say. Wish I had that confidence that 'every little thing gonna be all right'!
January 20th, 2021  
They are cute birds
January 20th, 2021  
Lovely bokeh here.
January 20th, 2021  
They are beautiful and the bokeh is brilliant. Were they a gift?
January 20th, 2021  
Beautiful Phil, they can fly over to my house anytime!
January 20th, 2021  
@happypat they are Pat, thanks for your visit, they are too comfy in our house to fly all the way to Lancashire :)

@busylady thanks Judith , we had some Christmas Reindeer's on the fire place and when we took the decorations down we thought the shelf looked empty. So we replaced them with the blackbirds

@lucycameron thanks lucy :)

@newbank thanks newbank, we think so too :)

@quietpurplehaze thanks Haze, it has got to be alright at some point, we cannot go on like this !

@spanner thank you so much

@moviegal1 thank you kerri, i am pleased you like these

@jackies365 thanks jackie, i am pleased with the end result.

@marlboromaam thanks maggie, it worked well :)
January 21st, 2021  
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