Pauline Jaffe  

Israel Rooster by Pauline Jaffe

March 2020 - Israel Rooster

March 2020 - Pauline Jaffe


About the Image(s)

I was in Tel Aviv, Israel last month and in the center of the city I was surprised to see several of these chickens/roosters just scattering about in a parking lot. I took this image with my Canon Rebel T2i. I used my 18-55 mm lens. ISO 400, f/4, 1/800 sec.

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5 comments posted

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I think this is a nice, colorful subject with a lot of texture. I like how you captured the curve of the tail feathers.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen the red cap behind the rooster removed and a tighter crop to remove a little more of the empty space at the top and highlights of the pavement toned down. Here is an edit I did to show what I mean. I added a vignette in an effort to place more emphasis on the rooster.

  Posted: 03/17/2020 07:18:49
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Pauline Jaffe   Pauline Jaffe
Hi Walter. I would have removed the cap myself if I knew how to do it. I am not technically adept enough in lightroom to "remove" things.

I like your edits. They highlight the rooster nicely.
Thank you.
  Posted: 03/17/2020 09:38:45
Walter Swett   Walter Swett
It is pretty easy to use the clone and spot removal tool in Lightroom. Here is a link from Anthony Morganti about using the tool that you may find useful.   Posted: 03/23/2020 11:45:06

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
This is a beautiful image of this rooster. Very colorful and I think the exposure is good. I agree with Walter about removing the bottle cap. Because it's the same color at the crop on the rooster, it becomes an element in the image that doesn't add anything. This rooster is nicely posed but I just wish his tail didn't merge with the pile of leaves which, to me, mute the nice curve of his tail feathers. I like how you captured the light on his tail feathers which show off his iridescence.   Posted: 03/21/2020 13:16:35

Kerry McFarlane
This is one very proud rooster. You have done a great job capturing his colourful tail feathers. Im wondering if you had shot from a lower angle the rooster would have looked more dramatic and the angle would have eliminated the leaves behind him. You and I need to do a photoshop course to learn how to remove unwanted items from our images....   Posted: 03/23/2020 00:33:07