Richard Siersma  

Feeding Time by Richard Siersma

June 2021 - Feeding Time

About the Image(s)

This was taken a little over a month ago of a mockingbird bringing home an afternoon meal for her three youngsters. I made some basic adjustments in LR using Topaz and Viveza to darken the BG.

Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Tameron 18-400 set to 400mm
Exposure: 1/800 @ f11 ISO 900

4 comments posted

Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
Beautiful clarity to this image, particularly in the eye. The bird is really well captured. The greens are a little over-saturated for my taste and the cut end of the dead branch is too bright to be natural. It is a shame that the tail is clipped but catching the moment is the most important thing and you have certainly achieved that.   Posted: 06/08/2021 15:35:03

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A very sharp image, the eyes sparkle , which bring you to the birds face. I agree with Candia, that the cut off branch is way to bright. When you look at your image your eye goes to the bird and shifts over to the branch. If you darken the branch , you eye would stay on the bird.   Posted: 06/09/2021 14:50:38

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Richard, You have captured a very nice nature shot even though the scene is very busy. The picture is sharp and you have captured the bird's eye very nicely. The bird's bluish gray color stands out against the light tan background. I don't mind the tail being clipped.   Posted: 06/11/2021 16:31:46

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Too bad the tail was chopped off, but as others have noted it really doesn't take away all that much from this marvellous capture and your adjustments to it. The texture in the bird's coat is excellent.
Well done Rich.   Posted: 06/13/2021 13:55:18


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