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Critique Roseate Spoonbill

Discussion in 'Critique Corner' started by FredZ, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. FredZ

    FredZ

    19
    May 20, 2019
    Texas
    Roseate Spoonbill, D500, 500mm PF, 1/2500, f/7.1, ISO 800
    ISO was a little higher than I would have preferred but was watching birds feeding in the shadows of the bayou. This one jumped up quickly while being chased away by another Spoonbill. Image doesn't seem to be totally focused. Maybe should have gone to f9 or so to get more of the bird focused?
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    Any suggestions for improvement will be appreciated.
     
  2. nice shot

    maybe add some space in front and below
     
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  3. FredZ

    FredZ

    19
    May 20, 2019
    Texas
    Thanks. I would have liked to have gotten a little more space but he flew in front of me quite quickly and I couldn't easily back up.
    Edit: Opps, I'm kind of a bonehead at times. I can add some space in post. LOL
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2019
  4. I meant add it. I'm not a big PS user so I found a few you tubes showing how, after a few times it's pretty easy
     
  5. btw the eye is sharp and I doubt f/9 would have enough been enough DOF for the rest of the bird. I would have also tried some shots at f/5.6 and 1/3200 if the ISO was under 800. I've found that's a safe speed for flight shots.
     
  6. gary gruber

    gary gruber

    73
    Jun 27, 2019
    SO CAL
    Nice photo. I'd push the highlights a bit in Lightroom, That would brighten the background.
     
  7. I would just crop a bit off the type. I like the body and wing position a lot.
     
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