Trung Cang Nguyen  

Devils Eyes by Trung Cang Nguyen

March 2023 - Devils Eyes

About the Image(s)

Nikon Z6II , Nikon AF-S 200-500
ISO 100 , F5.6 , 1/500
I captured one of my favourite birds at Central Coast Wetlands Australia a few weeks back .

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7 comments posted

Jeff Manser   Jeff Manser
What a great title for this image! The first thing I noticed when I saw the image was the beautiful detail in the breast feathers. The white feathers seem to be exposed perfectly. I also think the composition was very well done. I don't know a lot about wildlife photography but I would be tempted to try and get just a little more "pop" from the eyes with contrast and/or clarity. Nice capture!   Posted: 03/13/2023 22:58:38
Trung Cang Nguyen
Thank you Jeff , will do
Kindly Regards
Trung   Posted: 03/15/2023 03:38:01

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
I like the concept of darkening the background to highlight the bird - I suspect one of the birds of prey. The detail of the feathers is very well done and the mood of intensity in the expression of the bird is great.

I have no suggestions - a well done image. Thank you for sharing it with us.   Posted: 03/14/2023 08:39:51
Trung Cang Nguyen
Many thanks for your kind feeback   Posted: 03/15/2023 03:38:44

Dom Mignone   Dom Mignone
This is an excellent shot. Love the eyes. I generally don't photograph birds, so take my comments with the proverbial "grain of salt". My only possible suggestion would be to get the bird to stand out more from the background.
I might try bring up the brightness and contrast in the front white feathers just to the point where they are still just slightly darker than the white feathers on the shoulders. That will maintain detail and shadow effect from the over head sunlight. I might also try darkening the branch it is on slightly to add separation.   Posted: 03/15/2023 08:31:26

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Trung, I join the others: a fine image dominated by the magnificent eyes with the piercing gaze. The details of his plumage come out so beautifully; I think that Doms suggestion sounds good!   Posted: 03/15/2023 14:14:23

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
I really agree with the others. I have a similar photograph of an owl-eagle or hawk I took at night with a flash in Africa. Yours ia better, but they both could be stuffed birds. I think we could improve our pictures if we added a skys like Ed's blue osprey shot   Posted: 03/25/2023 12:17:45