Today we continue our publication of photography. Below we feature the work of W Goodwin who describes the appeal of photographing birds.

W Goodwin writes:

Sometimes I think of birds in terms of biology. They have four-chambered hearts like us. They are covered in those clever feathers. They know the feeling of breaking out of a shell. Their navigation skills seem like a miracle. And they are, after all, the only living relatives of dinosaurs. 

But other times I view birds as the very essence of aesthetics. How can a creature be so light, so whimsical, so graceful, so perfectly suited for the task at hand? 

In creating imagery of birds, it is the latter that informs my eye and compels my shutter finger.