Mervyn Hurwitz  

Woodstork Feeding Time by Mervyn Hurwitz

November 2019 - Woodstork Feeding Time

About the Image(s)

Woodstork is about to feed its young who always seem hungry.
Canon 60D 400mm ISO 400 f6.3, 1/320 on a tripod.

6 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
So beautiful, Mervyn! Where did you photograph this? You were quite close. Beautiful composition with beaks as leading lines. On my monitor, the top of her wing looks a little blue? Really a beautiful moment.

I've not shot birds on a tripod. Do you use a gimbal head? I would have thought you wouldn't need that much shutter speed and might want more depth of field? Or is it a choice to keep a fairly shallow depth of field to blur the background and stop any action? Thanks for filling me in!   Posted: 11/02/2019 19:58:13

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Mervyn again you have done well. The relationship between the mother and the baby has been well capture. The junior having its beak open is a plus. The diffused background lets the birds stand out.   Posted: 11/03/2019 05:07:10

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Wonderful capture. The reciprocal gaze between the parent and the baby is really nice. Really sharp on the subjects and nice bokeh.
This is really nice. Congrats!   Posted: 11/03/2019 08:48:01

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
That is such an amazing moment that you captured. How did you manage to capture the shot it must have taken a while. I was wondering though where did you take the photo? I agree with what everyone else is saying it is such a great photo. I also really enjoyed how you focused in on the birds so that nothing in the background came through too strongly.   Posted: 11/08/2019 10:46:30

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Nice capture, Mervyn. There is beautiful detail in the feathers, and the background is nicely blurred. The two birds are crisp. The beaks create leading lines, and the adult has a catch light in the visible eye. A stroke might be helpful to separate the image from the background.   Posted: 11/08/2019 14:00:42

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther

A perfect verticle leading line from the adult to the child. It really adds that you caught the young one with mouth open.   Posted: 11/09/2019 18:52:13


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