Marge Barham  

Behind the Grass by Marge Barham

June 2020 - Behind the Grass

About the Image(s)

After just about 70 days in the house I escaped to take a two hour ride north to the middle of Florida to see what I could find. I felt a little rusty with a camera in my hand but was able to capture this female Snail Kite looking to hide behind the grass to eat her freshly caught snail.
My camera was the Canon 80D with a Canon 100-400 lens. Setting were f6.3, 1/1600 sec, 310mm and ISO 400. I cropped it, sharpened it and added a vignetting in the corners.

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7 comments posted

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think that you have captured the moment I like the soft colors and the bokeh. I cropped it a bit from the left and darkened the subject, increased the contrast and brought out more detail for a different feel.   Posted: 06/08/2020 22:13:45
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Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Thank you Art for your version. I do like the more detailed version you created.   Posted: 06/22/2020 13:46:17

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Marge that's a very good image, fully dynamic, good composition, little soft colors, as Art described. Very nice job.   Posted: 06/22/2020 12:12:54
Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Thank you Gabriele.   Posted: 06/22/2020 13:47:00

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
(Groups 69 & 78)
Just popping in from DD 78. A+ for capturing the moment of action! When I saw it, I thought,"Great capture, but way too blown out." I'd suggest bringing the exposure down and try Clarity, Texture and DeHaze (use all gently) in LightRoom or Camera Raw. My version would look similar to Art's version, with the Texture slider giving you more definition in her feathers. I am not a fan of burned down edges that appear in Art's version, but that's just my personal preference.

I'd love to have taken this! Congrats!   Posted: 06/24/2020 14:09:23
Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Thank you Brenda for your comments.   Posted: 06/28/2020 18:48:00

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I agree that I darkened the edges a bit too much. Less is more.   Posted: 06/25/2020 20:26:41