Tom Johnson  


Profile of Aplomado Falcon by Tom Johnson

January 2020 - Profile of Aplomado Falcon

About the Image(s)

This is another image of my rare Falcon I took this last summer in Canada. I went with a group of bird photographers and took pictures of different birds and Owls. I would have to say this was my highlight of 2019. Used Back button focusing. My settings were: Nikon 750, Tamron 2nd Gen. 150-600 lens. ISO 720, F/8 and at 1/2500 of a sec. Technology has come along way. There is no way I could have a image this sharp at 1/2500 of a sec. doing slide film.


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10 comments posted

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
Wow, wonderful exposure, colors and details on the bird. Lucky you to be this close and to be able to have lighting to shoot at such a fast speed! I find the post in front of the bird some distracting, but my, what a shot! You might consider a bottom crop, up to where the wing on the left side of the image meets the post, thereby decreasing the importance of the post. I realize we don't always have compositional options with wildlife, and my, what a sharp, colorful image of a bird that most of us may never see!   Posted: 01/04/2020 15:02:46
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Wanda-I appreciate your detailed comments.   Posted: 01/12/2020 18:10:39

Kathy Brand   Kathy Brand
Yes, the details are very sharp. If you had not mentioned how you took this photo, I might assume you used one of those apps that sharpens photos. Excellent exposure.   Posted: 01/11/2020 17:30:02
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Thank You Kathy   Posted: 01/12/2020 18:09:36

Steve Jacobs   Steve Jacobs
Outstanding what an image! That would make the trip. The detail is wonderful. I like the way the V in stump and the V in the wings mimic each other.
Yes technology is making images come to life as compared to slide.   Posted: 01/12/2020 09:35:51
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Steve-Thank you very much for you positive comments.   Posted: 01/12/2020 18:08:45

Sheila Burke-Grey   Sheila Burke-Grey
Beautiful bird, Tom! Wonderful opportunity! Well done!   Posted: 01/17/2020 07:46:25
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Thank You Sheila   Posted: 01/26/2020 21:01:44

Deborah Milburn   Deborah Milburn
Sharp! Excellent image. The eye make the image. The detail in the feathers is wonderful.   Posted: 01/20/2020 16:04:01
Tom Johnson   Tom Johnson
Thank You Deb   Posted: 01/26/2020 21:02:15