John Roach  

Where's My Stuff by John Roach

August 2019 - Where's My Stuff

About the Image(s)

While photographing Shore Birds this image was Captured in Cape May, New Jersey during Spring Bird Migration and activity along the beaches. I used a Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 lens at 330mm, Auto ISO 160, 1/1600s, f/5.7, -0.7 EV, Lightroom for crop and some minor tonal adjustment and sharpening.

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6 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
Great expression on that bird, and he is tack sharp. The opposing angles of the wings and beak, and the bird's stance add to the merriment. The brown in the bird and foreground is complemented by the blue water. There is an interesting object on the ground in front of the bird. It may be a fish skeleton. If more of it appears in the original I would ease up on the crop to include it.   Posted: 08/08/2019 20:01:46

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
I also like the bird's scream. I would probably crop a bit at the top and lighten up the shadows a bit. If your crop took something off the bottom, I would add a little space so that the object on the ground isn't cut off.
  Posted: 08/09/2019 15:45:45

Lisa Auerbach   Lisa Auerbach
The eye catches my attention. The open mouth and wing span give interest. I also wonder if you could raise shadows in the mouth. And if there is more detail at the bottom, I'd include it.   Posted: 08/12/2019 07:31:12

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
This is a fun image, John. I wonder what this silly bird has to be screaming about - although you title does give me a clue. I agree that the crop at the bottom is a bit too close. I wish the tidbit in from of him was shown in the entirety. If you do not have more pixels there to change the crop you might want to consider removing it althogher - just a personal preference.   Posted: 08/13/2019 11:01:51

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
(Groups 60 & 80)
The lighting on this bird is very pleasing. The (apparent) story behind this also makes for an interesting image! Raising the shadows of the mouth and maybe adding some vibrance on just the bird? The only other thing is that it appears to be screaming over whatever find is sitting in front of it. Is there a way to crop just below that object to bring it back into the picture? Fun shot!!   Posted: 08/13/2019 13:06:30

Tom Brott   Tom Brott
Nice image. The first thing that really caught my eye was the shadows in the mouth and the underside of the wing. I think I would try to lighten them up a bit. I love the clarity, the action of screaming and the catch light in the eye. Feather detail is also tack sharp and presented well.   Posted: 08/19/2019 20:16:16