Muhammed Rafeek, BPSA  

Basra Reed Warbler by Muhammed Rafeek, BPSA

September 2020 - Basra Reed Warbler

About the Image(s)

Location - Private Farm in Al Ruwayya Area, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Nikon D850 with Nikkor 500 mm PF, F5.6 , 1/1250 , ISO 400/Aperture Mode /Spot metering

5 comments posted

David Blass   David Blass
Another beautiful bird shot Muhammed! You captured your subject in beautiful, soft light, and the whole bird is seen in sharp detail. The branch that the bird is perched on is a great diagonal leading the eye straight to the subject. Perhaps the out-of-focus green line to the bird's right could be toned down a bit, as it is the brightest thing in the photo and is somewhat distracting.   Posted: 09/11/2020 08:30:49

Walter Swett   Walter Swett
I think this is a very nice shot. I like the composition, depth of field and sharpness of the image and how you captured the details in the bird's eye.   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:40:44

Janice Rosner   Janice Rosner
Wow, I'm impressed that you caught such a sharp image of a warbler. Great job. I like the nice light on the bird and that his body is sharp. I would consider taking down the brightness of that branch behind his tail and cropping the entire image so that your subject is larger in the frame.   Posted: 09/13/2020 13:51:20

Thomas Bell   Thomas Bell
Great shot Muhammed! The bright light in the eye brings the bird to life. Well done!   Posted: 09/18/2020 22:46:25

Muhammed Rafeek   Muhammed Rafeek
Thank you all, Basra Reed Warbler sighted UAE after 10 years and saw a news write up on this in a local daily prompted me to visit the possible locations before sunrise to get this image, I have a limitation with 500mm prime, there wasn't any proper hide to reach the bird closer, tight cropping invited pixelation too.   Posted: 09/20/2020 12:00:26


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