Dave Ficke  


Baby Bluebird by Dave Ficke

November 2020 - Baby Bluebird

About the Image(s)

This is a baby bluebird on a branch waiting for either mom or dad to feed him. Taken with a Nikon D500 using a 80-400mm lens at 1/800 sec, f8 and ISO was4000
I cropped the image and adjusted some highlights and shadows.


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4 comments posted




Gary Schafer   Gary Schafer
This must be the month for great photos and you have one here with this young bluebird. Nice shot! You have a very nice composition. The bird is positioned well in the frame. I believe the left eye is positioned perfectly and even has a little catch light. The piece of old branch adds interest and provides a leading line to the bird. What makes the shot though is the sharpness. You can see nice detail in the soft feathers and beak and even the feet and the eye. Good choice of aperture. Nice bokeh in the background.   Posted: 11/06/2020 14:57:42



Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
I actually dont have to type much here, Gary has said it all that I would have liked to say. Beautiful bokeh.   Posted: 11/21/2020 08:39:28



Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An excellent shot of a young bird with good composition. It might be helpful to reduce the tonal value of the background and possible add some vignette to add attention to the subject.   Posted: 11/22/2020 10:09:09



Tage Christiansen   Tage Christiansen
Cute little bird, maybe the background needs to be darkened a bit   Posted: 11/23/2020 03:23:58