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Carefully Watching by Donald Dunn

March 2020 - Carefully Watching

March 2020 - Donald Dunn


About the Image(s)

Date photo made: Feb 26, 2020
Location: Riparian Preserve at Giilbert Water Ranch, AZ

Camera: Sony a7Riii, monopod assisted
Lens: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
Lens length: 600 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600
Apperture: f/6.3
ISO: 125

Post Processing: Lightroom
Cropped, “removed" unwanted stick on lower right side of original, slightly increased exposure, contrast; decreased highlights, blacks; increased shadows, whites, texture, clarity, vibrance, saturation; increased sharpening and luminance

8 comments posted

David Henderson   David Henderson
Lovely image, depth of field looks spot on. The detail of the feathers is lovely and the eye has a great highlight in it. Also the exposure looks right.Shame that there is a stick protruding below the birds beak   Posted: 03/10/2020 18:45:05

Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Thanks. I never noticed it, but totally agree with you. Will try to take care of it in LR.   Posted: 03/10/2020 19:02:01

Christine Walas   Christine Walas
Great photograph!
I love birds.
  Posted: 03/11/2020 19:25:06

Sue Puetz   Sue Puetz
Great capture and great post-processing.   Posted: 03/12/2020 13:12:20

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Nice shot of the Great White Egret. Surprized the eye has not turned green yet, but the plumage is obvious. These are the most beautiful bird when in breeding plumage.

Perfect focus, good feather detail, and nice job getting rid of the stick on the right. In Florida most of my bird shots relating to behavior have all those sticks everywhere. What used to be green is now bare from the Iguanas! And unfortunately if you want the bird sharp all the tree branches are equally clear. But it is the environment where they have their babies.

Nice image!   Posted: 03/13/2020 10:06:26

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
(Groups 35 & 52)
I think you got the exposure just right, Dan. I don't see any loss of detail in the white (so often I see images of white birds where the maker has exposed for the background which results in blowing out the whites). To me the eye looks tack sharp. I also like the fact that you left more space in front of teh bird than behind which gives me the feeling he is looking into the scene rather than out of it.   Posted: 03/14/2020 16:02:03
Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Your review means a lot. Thanks.   Posted: 03/14/2020 17:04:46
Donald Dunn   Donald Dunn
Your review means a lot. Thanks.   Posted: 03/18/2020 07:37:59


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