Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Least Bittern by Candy Childrey, PPSA

August 2019 - Least Bittern

August 2019 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


About the Image(s)

This month’s image, a least bittern was taken in the spring at our local wetlands. The image was cropped to a vertical and flipped. A vignette and sharpening were added. The green was toned down and the foliage around the beak was removed.

f/7.1. 1/1600 sec, iso 400, focal length 258 on 4/3 frame.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Can't wait to learn all the Florida birds! Its always a pleasant surprise to see how you re-imagine your pix. Going to a vertical and flipping it and de-saturating your greens really changed your original image. Gorgeous detail. No suggestions.   Posted: 08/04/2019 20:24:54

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Great shot Candy as usual sharp ,well positioned, great lighting. What more can I say, well done.   Posted: 08/07/2019 04:34:50

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
  Posted: 08/07/2019 10:16:22
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Dean, there is no comment from you on my image.   Posted: 08/12/2019 12:15:07
Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther

I am a bit late but I did view your image earlier and, as usual, found it to be well-composed and technically excellent. I like the vertical line of the feathers which lead the eye up to the head and eye. There also is nice contrast between the body of the bird and the background.   Posted: 08/12/2019 15:52:24

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Great pose, great lighting and once again a great shot. The vertical crop works well here.   Posted: 08/11/2019 13:24:48

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Very nice capture of an elusive bird. Probably a male, although it is easier to call it when seen from the back. Nice branch removal and cropping. Great focus of the main subject and forward vegetation.
I know that you like to flip the image with the gaze aiming to the left side of the frame. I personally like either direction.
(p.s.: It took me 4 years to get a good capture of this bird (known to breed close to Buffalo) and finally, 3 weeks ago, I was rewarded! - Will post one of my image next month)
  Posted: 08/16/2019 11:53:15