Jen Carrick  

Intensity by Jen Carrick

October 2020 - Intensity

About the Image(s)

I was trying out my newly acquired Covid lens, 100 to 400 at the Zoo.
Not too much to say but I liked the sharpness. This was hand held.

1/150, 5.6 at 400 mm, Iso 160,
Slight sepia effect but otherwise out of camera

10 comments posted

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
This is quite the nature shot, Jen! Great detail, lighting, framing, and a lovely choice for black and white, given his patterns. I can't offer any suggestions for improvement.

Note: I wasn't sure if the "covid lens" was sarcasm or auto-correct gone wild, so I left it. Let me know if it needs to be edited.   Posted: 10/07/2020 10:08:12
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Jack to explain, I think of photography being helpful for mental health. It gets you out side and is a good distraction in the pandemic period, so that is why I think of my new purchase of the 100- 400 lens as my covid lens!   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:22:54
Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I completely agree, Jen! And had a few Covid projects myself this year.   Posted: 10/12/2020 16:44:40

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
Never thought of a 100-400 lens for "social distancing" but it seems to have worked. Great catch Jen.

Again, coming second to the party all I can do is to repeat what Jack has said. I must say the detail and focus are, to my eye, excellent - good glass and great post processing, and the use of the Sepia tone is pleasing to my eye.

Thanks very much for sharing it with us Jen (gotta take more trips to the zoo).   Posted: 10/07/2020 16:55:43
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thanks Ed. Yes the zoo was fun for getting in some practice and it was not too crowded   Posted: 10/12/2020 15:26:21

John Erve   John Erve
Jen, Very nice portrait of this intense owl and I can appreciate all the detail that you were able to show. I like the composition that places the eyes off center and how the body gives a triangular structure to the image. Toning, vignette and framing work very well together to create a very pleasing image of this wise owl. Wonderful job in my opinion, thanks for sharing.   Posted: 10/12/2020 16:41:56

Don Crow   Don Crow
Very nice shot Jen! I spend a lot of time trying to photograph birds. It's a very difficult subject to shoot in the wild. This is a great owl portrait. His eyes draw the viewer into the image. Very well processed.   Posted: 10/18/2020 08:00:11

Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Jen this is a lovely portrait! So sharp and clear! You say this is materially out of camera....a great tribute to your new lens quality! I suspect you will use it a lot!

I enjoyed admiring your image Jen.   Posted: 10/18/2020 12:57:35

John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
A very nicely presented, sharp and well composed image.   Posted: 10/20/2020 15:40:22
Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
Thank you very much John. I enjoyed looking at your page   Posted: 10/20/2020 21:06:29


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