Richard Siersma  

Flight by Richard Siersma

October 2018 - Flight

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken at a local park and pretty much right out of the camera. I did a little tighter cropping and made some adjustments in LR. The camera was my D500, ISO 800, f/5.6 @ 200mm with my Nikon 200-500 zoom lens.

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4 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Richard, this is an amazing capture! I'm curious about your shutter speed. It must have been fairly high to get such a sharp image with the flying bird. And, your f/5.6 did a great job separating the bird from the background. I really like it!

Since I find the strong colors of the background a bit distracting, I tried making it into a B&W. I don't know what you'll think of it, but here it is. Smiles....

  Posted: 10/15/2018 17:58:23
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Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Nice shot of a great blue heron. I love to shoot flying birds. The background is busy and some of the wooden limbs are the same color as the heron; especially the curved limb in the upper left; I would have cloned it out.   Posted: 10/16/2018 11:41:46

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I agree with the busy background. I don't know how much you cropped but I feel the bird is a little tight in the frame - not much room to fly into. I love the capture - great position and I feel the wing flared out gives the bird a lot of detail and beauty. Good job.   Posted: 10/27/2018 17:48:10

As other have commented the B/G is too busy and to me too bright for the bird. A good capture of the Blue Heron and very sharp photo. Also more room to fly out of the photo.   Posted: 10/28/2018 18:26:02