Dhananjay Rao  


Pied Kingfisher by Dhananjay Rao

January 2020 - Pied Kingfisher

January 2020 - Dhananjay Rao

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken at Bandipur Tiger reserve, Karnataka, India. One of the largest National parks of Southern India and bordering other state parks forming a Western ghats corridor for many wildlife species like tigers, elephants, Indian gaur etc.

Equipment : Canon 7D Mark 1 with 500mm f/5.6 canon lens with 1.4X extender. From the original image, I cropped the image to the frame I wanted, applied dehaze filter, changed the contrast and brightness. The image with suffix "orig" is the original. Also I removed the branch which came out odd post cropping.
This was my first time use of a 500mm lens and most of the images were not even usable, one few here and there I liked.


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3 comments posted

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
The artistic treatment is well done with the monochrome effect on a white background. Mu personal preference would be to see more detail in the bird, especially the eye. Even with a 500mm lens and 1.4x extender, this tiny subject must be fairly close to get a sharp exposure.   Posted: 01/22/2020 19:09:08
Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
Thanks Glenn for your feedback. It will definitely help when similar situation arises.   Posted: 01/27/2020 16:51:40

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Dhananja

Great cropping and good composition - Was this shot hand held? Good choice in removing the branch.

I wish I could see more eye detail but under the conditions you were shooting very nice image.   Posted: 01/27/2020 23:32:32