Kathleen Colligan  

Gray Knat Catcher by Kathleen Colligan

March 2023 - Gray Knat Catcher

About the Image(s)

This Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was spotted on a birding club outing in Punta Gorda Fl USA on Feb 26,2023 at around 10 am.
ISO 100 220 mm F5.6 1/200sec on my Sony Rx10iv bridge camera. (Hand held )
Topaz A1 auto settings ( sharpened) and Topaz Studio 2 ( hummingbird filter) were used to process this photo.

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5 comments posted

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
Wow this looks like a Artistic Portrait of this cute bird. Very well captured and edited Kathleen. The only improvement I can think of is , to lower the highlights on the branch a bit , as it is kind of taking away the attention from the bird. The right bottom from the legs of the bird, use a brush and paint on the branch and lower the exp and highlight.   Posted: 03/02/2023 20:37:23

Kathleen Colligan
Thank you again for your constructive help.   Posted: 03/03/2023 04:12:12

David Garrison
good portrait of the bird. I agree with taking some of the shine off the branch. I would like the bright area in the background to not be so distracting to me.   Posted: 03/03/2023 16:27:40

Gregory Stais   Gregory Stais
This is a really beautiful shot of this Gray Knat Catcher. Great detail in the bird's feathers, and the background bokeh perfectly accentuates the main subject.

However, I do concur with the other comments regarding the glare on the branch.   Posted: 03/06/2023 15:51:02

Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Great image and love the placement of the bird with him/her gazing up to the right and you have left plenty of room for him.

The background is really soft and I like it, but I wonder if you've over-done it just a tad. It is mostly just smudges of colour with no definition. If you processed it this way, maybe leave just a hint of detail to help ground the image.   Posted: 03/12/2023 19:36:01