Barbara Mallon  

Western Bluebird in Oak Tree by Barbara Mallon

November 2019 - Western Bluebird in Oak Tree

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I was taking photos of Bluebirds in puddles and saw this one in a tree in a local park. He took one look at me and flew away. I think I need to start using a lower ISO. Too much noise on my camera. He does not pop. It was underexposed which was not optimal either. But I like him!

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6 comments posted

Les Tyler   Les Tyler
Nice capture of a bluebird. I would take off the branch on the left, it''s competing to much with the bird   Posted: 11/12/2019 11:00:01

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Nice capture of the blue bird. You caught him looking right at you. You also have a catch light in his eye. Good composition with the lead in branch going straight to the bird's eye. Higher ISO can cause more noise, but if you need the ISO to stop action or give you enough depth of field, then it is better to have noise than an out of focus image.   Posted: 11/12/2019 13:40:14

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
I love the complementary blue and brown tones with the contrasting green leaves Barbara. As Tom pointed out the leading line and catch light add to your image. In the attached image I applied DeNoise ai from Topaz and utilized Dehaze from PS to see if you liked.   Posted: 11/13/2019 16:26:25
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Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
Great capture. I agree wish Les. I would get rid of the branch in the lower left camera. It draws your eye from the bird. I like the adjustments Rich made, but even without them, it is a great capture.   Posted: 11/14/2019 09:04:48

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Nice capture. The bird is sharp and good composition. I like the diagonal composition.   Posted: 11/14/2019 12:52:57

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
Great capture of blue bird. I agreed with Tony.   Posted: 11/28/2019 07:04:15