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Pelicans at Asotin by Bill Provost

February 2021 - Pelicans at Asotin

About the Image(s)

The image was produced with a Nikon D4s camera. The lens is a Sigma DG, 150 - 500 mm, 1:5 - 6.3, focal length at around 200 mm. The lens was set with an exposure 1:640 and ISO 140. This is a new camera, to me, so I was at the Clearwater River shooting some pictures. There was a pod of pelicans heading into shore to land. This was the first time I shot wildlife photos with my new (to me) camera. Lots of frames some good and others not so good. Great day!

5 comments posted

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Nice action shot with landing. Looks like it was exciting and fun to shoot the migrating birds. Might increase ISO for speed and focus. Also slight tilt to horizon. Congratulations on capture again!   Posted: 02/11/2021 18:21:25

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
Good capture at the right time. Your quick reaction and a practice eye captured such beautiful action image. My suggestions would be:
3.add vignette

Please see attached edit version.   Posted: 02/16/2021 15:31:03
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Bill Provost   Bill Provost
I guess each person has different opinions as to what an image should look like. I don't do a lot of image creation in my photos through editing. It was more important to me to have the wings of the landing bird somewhat level since that is the main subject of the image. Thank you for your suggestion.   Posted: 02/23/2021 13:45:05

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I like the way you caught the action at just the right time. I definitely agree with Abe's treatment, especially the straightening.   Posted: 02/19/2021 17:28:47

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
A good capture with lots of action. These types of shots are very hard to do. I like the changes Abe suggests. I suggest you clone out the head and neck on the bird behind the one on the right. I think this is a distraction because the viewer cannot see the whole bird.   Posted: 02/23/2021 13:29:32


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