Kathleen Sims, APSA  

 "Crab Fishing" by Kathleen Sims, APSA

March 2019 - "Crab Fishing"

March 2019 - Kathleen Sims, APSA


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I'm in Florida (not a vacation) and snapped this photo of a Great Blue Heron catching a crab. I take my Nikon D7500 with a 300mm lens everywhere I go. I got off 3 shots before leaving and did not have time for selecting any settings or even rotating the circular polarizer. Using Photoshop CC I used sliders for fill light, highlights, shadows, sharpen and saturation. I also used the elliptical tool to select the eyes to brighten them just a little. Lastly I resized and added a boarder.

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5 comments posted

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
This a marvelous action shot. The green dominates the image. It could be burned or desaturated but I would crop it out completely. It is good to brighten the eye and it could be dodged a little more. I love bird action and you nailed this one.   Posted: 03/10/2019 16:43:30
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Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
Yes, I wonderful action shot. I agree with Walter's suggestion to cop out the green rock and brighten the eye. Maybe I would also clone out a few of the white foam distractions in the water behind the bird. With a few minor changes, this can be an award winning shot.   Posted: 03/13/2019 10:24:06

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Excellent action shot. Yes, I too feel that green is dominating the image. Partial or complete removal of the green foreground is the suggestion. The remaining composition and lighting look good to me.   Posted: 03/17/2019 10:27:34

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
Great capture of the bird having dinner. Good ripples in the water directing attention to the action. I would crop out the lower third of the green island (it's too dominant) and I would make the green much darker and less harsh - probably by removing the yellow and de-saturating the green. I like the island in the foreground - but smaller and less bright.   Posted: 03/20/2019 08:13:46

Bogdan Bricelj   Bogdan Bricelj
This is one of the most desirable situations for nature photographer. I agree with Joan about trimming large part of the green island and desaturating it.

You succeed to get the eye perfectly sharp. I'm afraid that top of the head and a part of neck is a bit overexposed. Also the feathers you can darken a little bit.   Posted: 03/23/2019 17:15:03