Tom Carnahan  

Untitled by Tom Carnahan

April 2021 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Breeding season is about over and the photos are everywhere along the coast.

This photo was taken in Feb. before the chicks were hatched. Shot shortly after sun rise and between trips by the male being off the nest to search for the family's daily food.

Settings at ISO 640, lens at 400 mm, speed at 1/800, f/7.1.

Location was at the Rookery which is a great place to photograph birds or it was. I haven’t been venturing far from home for about a year.

Thankful for a couple of shots and our area being open, access will be much easier in the near future.

6 comments posted

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Very nice position of the birds at their nest with all the greenery. I wonder if you could add a little soft light to the birds? I think that would draw our attention to them more as you eye is drawn first to light/ bright subjects.   Posted: 04/05/2021 13:14:07
Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Thanks for the suggestion. Will use it in the future. TC   Posted: 04/05/2021 19:24:13

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Nice pictures, good capture. I would play a little be with dodge and burn to show more contrast. otherwise good.   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:01:15
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Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp capture of great egrets in breeding plumage I agree with lightening the birds a bit I would also crop in a bit closer   Posted: 04/09/2021 11:52:38

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Congratulations on a wonderful Egret nesting scene! I would not change anything,   Posted: 04/09/2021 18:49:13

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I think it is a great scene. If I had any suggestion it would to crop slightly from the right, making the birds a touch more off center. But other wise it is great!   Posted: 04/14/2021 09:58:18


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