Gregory Waldron  

 Pigeon Portrait Number One by Gregory Waldron

June 2020 - Pigeon Portrait Number One

June 2020 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

Image was taken in January 2020 in Puerto Rico while on a cruise. The image was shot with a Sony A6400 mounted with a 18-105mm F4 lens. The specs are F4 at 1/80 shutter speed with a 200 ISO. Besides cropping, very little was done to the image in postprocessing. I was drawn to the colors of the pigeon against the soft earth tone background. I am still trying to stay with simple compositions.

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7 comments posted

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Very Beautiful! I like the color, so amazing.   Posted: 06/01/2020 10:17:55
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for your comments.
Greg   Posted: 06/02/2020 18:03:45

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Nice capture, great detail in the bird, and a very sharp eye dragging your attention straight to that. I like what you've done with the background my only comment would be that it seems a bit squashed, I see the another bird (image left) in the background would be distracting, may be slightly wider crop if possible or wider and clone out part of the other bird, which in my opinion help the image.   Posted: 06/01/2020 19:04:04
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for your input. I have been working on keeping my images very simply, but I am starting to crop too tightly. I think I will pay more attention to giving the main subject more breathing room.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 06/02/2020 18:06:45

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
I like the composition with some breathing room in front, the detail and coloring in the feathers and how everything leads to the sharp eye of the pigeon. The background compliments the main subject as well. I think you have met your goal quite nicely . . . again!   Posted: 06/01/2020 19:58:48

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks Darcy.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 06/02/2020 18:10:16

Arun Bagga   Arun Bagga
Greg, you have captured this 'handsome' pigeon in good sharpness and details particularly in the eye. I think your composition is well done and the colors in the image blend very well.
I agree with Tom that the crop is a little too tight.   Posted: 06/03/2020 08:58:29