Candy Childrey, PPSA  

Osprey With Fish by Candy Childrey, PPSA

January 2020 - Osprey With Fish

January 2020 - Candy Childrey, PPSA


About the Image(s)

The image this month is an osprey with a big fish taken in central Florida. The image was cropped, saturation increased, especially on the fish to separate the fish and bird. A different sky was added as the original one was not interesting. Sharpening, noise removal in sky, vignette added.

F /6.4 , 1/1250 sec, iso 400, focal length 246x2, zuiko 75-300mm lens with 2x crop factor.

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

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Very nice! This is a big fish for an Osprey. Excellent capture. Very nice touch with the change of background.

I am wondering if there is a little too much sharpening. To me, it looks a little bit artificial.   Posted: 01/02/2020 17:12:56

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Big bird; sharp eyes (both bird and fish) and powerful wings in flight. Well done sky substitution.
  Posted: 01/02/2020 21:14:08

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Another gorgeous pic! Beautiful post-processing. Did you use a blend mode to add your sky replacement?   Posted: 01/05/2020 21:26:14
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Yes, I used soft light blend mode.   Posted: 01/10/2020 16:35:36

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Great capture with everything perfectly sharp. And well done with the sky replacement.   Posted: 01/06/2020 11:51:23

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Candy, great image. Birds in flight, specially coming towards you are more difficult to photograph because of the limited DOF (depth of field) specially with a long lens (almost 500 mm after conversion). Here the bird and the fish are in focus including the tail feathers. Nice colors and sky.   Posted: 01/10/2020 09:40:02
Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Thanks, Isaac, it was difficult to give detail to the fish, so it would would be visible and contrast to the bird.   Posted: 01/10/2020 16:39:07

Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
I think that it has all ben said Candy another difficult shot executed well.   Posted: 01/16/2020 02:22:14

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
I really enjoy the picture. I agree that everything has been said but again an amazing and difficult shot. I enjoy the sky replacement not to busy and adds to the overall image.   Posted: 01/20/2020 14:11:58