Jon Allanson  

Pine Martin by Jon Allanson

November 2020 - Pine Martin

About the Image(s)

Taken on recent wildlife photography weekend in Southern Scotland, the site was baited and lit with LED lamps. Taken on the Fuji XT4 19th 100-400mm lens, 1/210 sec, f5.6, ISO 6400.

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

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I wouldn't want to meet him in the night. I might have cropped a little off of the left side or at least darken the spots in the rocks that are bright white. His face and eyes are great.   Posted: 11/08/2020 20:13:53

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Very cool shot. I had to google Pine Martin as I was unfamiliar with this animal. Looks like the European Pine Martin were considered endangered but making a comeback now. So informative and exciting to capture a shot of this animal.
I agree with Renee that a left crop to delete the white spots would be good. I would add that the rocks/foreground be toned down a bit. I find it competing with my attention of his face and chest coloring. Another thought might a portrait ccrop so that the dip in the rock accents his face.
Thank you for sharing this exciting shot.   Posted: 11/11/2020 09:10:45

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Cool animal and looked like a fun experience. You have some room, so you could crop a little off the left or do something with the 2 bright white areas of the rocks.   Posted: 11/23/2020 14:35:48

Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
Great to have the eyes looking directly at the camera.Its always important to get the eyes.
The animal stands out well from the background. I find the neck just a little bright.
  Posted: 11/25/2020 05:03:38

Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Great shot! I agree with others on re. the left side of the image. Instead of cropping it you could darken those white spots.   Posted: 11/26/2020 15:08:32