Dhananjay Rao  

River Tern Chick by Dhananjay Rao

November 2020 - River Tern Chick

About the Image(s)

River tern chick exploring the stony banks of the Island. Shot near Bhadra Tiger Reserve at the back waters in India.

Shot at f/4 using 500mm Prime on Canon 60D 1/2000 shutter with ISO 400.

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6 comments posted

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
This is a cute shot and you can see the details of the feathers. Interesting pose as the two legs are standing on separate rocks. I might has shot it at f5.6 to give more depth to the chick. Good lighting. I might crop on the right quite a bit to where the top of the rock takes the notch downword and top just a bit.
Very nice image.   Posted: 11/14/2020 13:54:26
Dhananjay Rao   Dhananjay Rao
Thanks Dave. You are right, I will try to keep them at f5.6 or 6.3 next time. Also about the cropping, will try that.
  Posted: 11/21/2020 08:41:39

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
A nice small bird shot. I agree on the depth of field issue, even going to f/8. To my eye, the camera may have been focusing on the rock to the right side and not the birds eye. Also, I think a tighter crop would reduce some of the distractions.   Posted: 11/22/2020 10:06:01

Tage Christiansen   Tage Christiansen
A nice little bird, where I would probably prune on the right side, approx. half from the bird to the edge.   Posted: 11/23/2020 03:21:42

Margaret Frazer   Margaret Frazer
Dhananjay- This little tern is so adorable. The cropping suggestions seem spot on but I might consider a little less of the bottom which has a soft focus. I also seem to be fixated on slightly brightening the eyes since I keep mentioning it in the comments of other members :). Just my obsession since the eyes are so important.   Posted: 11/26/2020 09:26:47

Gary Schafer   Gary Schafer
I like this shot a lot. You placed the bird in the frame very nicely. The composition is interesting. I have never seen a River Tern before. Cute bird and the detail and sharpness of the face and chest are very well done. The only thing I can suggest is using a little larger F stop like an f8 as the bird is a tad soft once your eye moves away from the area of prime focus. Doing that brings the issue of the background being in more focus. And that may not be desirable. The bird is very acceptable as is however.   Posted: 11/26/2020 11:19:03