One thing models and actors frequently know is their best angles.
I know a few people (who also happen to be beauties) who attribute
their 59 million fabulous photos to knowing their best angles.
I'm pretty sure that for them, that's only part of the story.
However, I experimented a tiny bit with this, and it really can make a difference.
Well, this weekend, I learned that some birds, also,
have more and less flattering angles
(from a silly-human perspective, of course).
Witness: the greater white-fronted goose (a.k.a. specklebelly goose).
Classic shot, flattering:
If you're a human, and IF you have, say, a generously sized nose,
this second shot might not be your favorite. =)
And don't get me wrong, I think it's a lovely nose, sorry, beak.
And I also sincerely believe the application of "good" or "bad"
or "flattering" or "unflattering" to the natural world is basically silly.
It's all projected value.
However, when I pulled up the 2nd shot on my computer,
POW! There was that beak.
And it reminded me of us,
and it made me laugh,
so, I thought I'd share.
Maybe "Awkward wildlife photos" will be a new series.
Have you ever taken any such portraits? If so, DO tell...