Gregory Waldron  

Pigeon Portrait Number 2 by Gregory Waldron

August 2020 - Pigeon Portrait Number 2

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 textured wall.

3 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Well captured, I'm always intrigued by the colours in birds, otherwise plain birds, that revealed in photographs. I like the bean if lights toss the top and birds face, which helps draw you the the eye. I like the contrast provided by the birds body and the hole in the wall, but find the complete blackness unsettling, if there was any detail in that blackness I would try and bring it out a little. The texture in the wall is also well handled   Posted: 08/03/2020 04:50:09

Arun Bagga   Arun Bagga
I like the overall sharpness and details in this well done portrait of the pigeon in harmonious colors. Using the side lighting you have captured the texture in the wall as well as put the focus on the pigeon's head particularly the eye. Personally I feel o.k. with the blackness of the hole as bringing out details may distract the viewer's attention from the bird.   Posted: 08/03/2020 11:37:16

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Greg - Your image has a nice impact. The composition and center of interest are both strong. I too don't mind the dark hole the pigeon is sitting in but I do understand where Tom is coming from in his thinking. In this case, I believe it holds the viewer in the image. Lighting, color balance and texture of the environment all enhance the photo. Well done!   Posted: 08/04/2020 01:01:09


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