Danny Dunne, QPSA  

Willie Wagtail Pair by Danny Dunne, QPSA

March 2020 - Willie Wagtail Pair

About the Image(s)

Taken on a tripod with wireless remote in my driveway.
Processed in LR/PS. Only adjustments to light/dark/contrast and some sharpening.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Wow, what a great shot, the baby birds' eyes are not open yet and they look so hungry I can imagine their little squeaks! The texture and detail of the nest is wonderful. What a nice boca for a background. I would consider a subtle vignette to darken the edges and corners to bring the eye into the focus on the birds. Very fun welcome to Spring! Thanks for sharing.   Posted: 03/14/2020 19:44:07

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
This is aged shot of the two baby birds, obviously waiting to be fed. There is excellent texture and detail in the nest. The thin branch going left to right is not adding to the image and is a distraction which would be better cloned out.   Posted: 03/15/2020 11:45:39

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Cute snap! Must have been a long lens or perfect driveway location. Or Platypod strapped to a tree?
Love those spring babies signaling warm weather.
I might vignette slightly and agree that the one branch should go.
I am curious as to the use of the remote and your location.
The focus is outstanding on the little guys. Fun.

  Posted: 03/15/2020 12:36:32

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
Camera was on tripod about 1 metre from nest using 105mm lens. Focus was preset and set om manual. Drive mode was set to burst. Wireless remote switch was connected. I stood about 5 metres away. Just had to patiently for birds to pop up and looked for food and be quick with the trigger. Had a few opportunities over two days before nest and birds were destroyed by magpies.
Image is targeted for Nature competitions, so i cannot clone out the bottom branch. But could for Open comps.
regards danny   Posted: 03/16/2020 04:35:12

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Great shot. I would not change anything.   Posted: 03/16/2020 11:44:26

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Pretty cool capture! Would love to have seen the mother feeding them, next round? I agree with Jon, the one out of focus branch could be removed.   Posted: 03/19/2020 16:23:52

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Great capture. It makes me feel certain that spring is here. I wish we could see their eyes, but maybe they aren't open yet. If mama doesn't come feed them soon, I may give them a worm.   Posted: 03/19/2020 18:57:24