Mike Walker  

Macho Pigeon by Mike Walker

March 2020 - Macho Pigeon

March 2020 - Mike Walker

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March 2020 - Mike Walker

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I cannot remember being stared at like this by a pigeon! It didn't move, flinch nor seem to blink - just stare and keep eye contact. Then we realised where we were and left it in peace to do whatever it needed to do. I've added a photo of the name of the beach in Montevideo!
EOS M3, EF-S 55-250 at 250mm, ISO100, f8, 1/250. Light adjustments in LR Classic with Texture and Clarity being the main changes.

6 comments posted

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
A bird. It is sharp. I would get ride of the distraction left bottom. Sorry, I dislike pigeons.   Posted: 03/09/2020 17:48:10
Mike Walker   Mike Walker
Thanks Mark, I hadn't taken much notice of the left side - I see what you mean.   Posted: 03/24/2020 12:37:37

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
He, she is definitely checking you out. I would like to see a tighter crop, to his , her shoulder. I am finding the rest a bit soft. Also you might consider putting a textue behind. ( Dress up this flying rat, like putting lipstick on a pig!).
  Posted: 03/19/2020 20:59:12

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
The eyes are sharp. Beautiful colors. I would crop it and play with this image a little. Put a vignetting. I feel like this is a great image to do so many things with. It would be a good black and white too.   Posted: 03/22/2020 08:35:01
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Mike Walker   Mike Walker
Thanks Linda, I looked at this in black and white and, although the feathers looked good, the eyes lost their intensity and disappeared into the image. Always worth a try!   Posted: 03/24/2020 12:35:02
Mike Walker   Mike Walker
What I should have said first was that I really liked the crop and vignette.   Posted: 03/24/2020 12:36:35


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