Geoffrey Wiggins  

Bush Ren by Geoffrey Wiggins

November 2020 - Bush Ren

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My pic for the comping month. Called Bush Ren 500mm 1/1000 F8 ISO 200

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9 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
What a lovely bird, beautiful lighting, and a great composition. I would love to see your original and hear about what changes you made to the photo.

Being nitpicky, I might crop a bit off the top to move the wren off the center line. And perhaps burn down the outside reeds so we keep our eye on your sweet bird.

So well done! Bravo!   Posted: 11/07/2020 20:28:49
Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Hi Brenda love your pic congratulations, got to learn how you did it. I must get around to making comments. Fave enclosed the original pic. All best Geoff.   Posted: 11/08/2020 01:14:18
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Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
For a bird sitting on a stick picture, this is very lovely image. I like the soft background and muted colors and the vertical and diagonal lines made by the reeds. It is excellent that the subject is unobstructed and clear. This is definitely a very good nature pic.
I sort of wish you hadn't included the original because I like the reflection included in that image too. So two good pics but I think your crop is probably best.   Posted: 11/11/2020 21:23:39

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Beautiful light on this bird, and its great to see the environment where it lives.
I agree with Dean about the reflection in the water. Did you consider a vertical crop, to include the reflection and eliminate some of the reeds on the left?   Posted: 11/12/2020 11:10:02
Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Thanks Mervyn, yes I did consider a vertical crop, but I liked the clear ripples in the water and I wanted to highlight the features in the bird. Had the reflection of the bird been closer I may have gone the other way.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:02:02

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
Geof, good capture of this pretty little bird. The diagonal reed that it is perched on along with the slightly diagonal reed to the left, frame the bird nicely. You might consider a tighter crop to remove a good portion of the other reeds. This would focus on just the bird and two reeds. There is some nice movement in the water that you might be able to enhance.   Posted: 11/14/2020 13:11:20

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Fantastic capture of a small bird. I personally prefer the original (with the mirror image) and the horizontal crop due to the ripples and the head direction.
Lovely background showing the bird in its environment. Tack sharp bird.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:13:27
Geoffrey Wiggins   Geoffrey Wiggins
Pierre, I was just not sure which way to go, thanks for your comment.   Posted: 11/15/2020 18:12:07

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is an amazing photo. I do agree with the others that a crop might be a nice adjustment to the piece. This would help draw more attention to the bird. You might also be able to darken the rest of the photo with a vignette   Posted: 11/16/2020 12:16:42