Kerstin Köneke  

Up Above - Smile of the Day by Kerstin Köneke

January 2022 - Up Above - Smile of the Day

About the Image(s)

It is a shot from our little Moselle vacation last year at a vine yard. In the vine yard drive through there was a swallow nest with some littles in it. I stood on a stair diagonally below it with my Canon 70 “ 300 and was able to catch this cute smile of that day. To enhance it, I worked it over in b/w with the filter Color Efex Pro from the Nik Collection and made it a color key picture.

Hope it makes you all smile with this little cutie.

Wish you all a good and healthy new year 2022 with a lot of smiles on your faces.

Technical information: Canon 40D, ISO 6400, F/5,6, 1/25 sec., 70-300 mm

It is very dark in that place and I didn’t want to use the flash and hurt the young bird’s eyes. Therefore the high ISO.

3 comments posted

Connie Reinhart   Connie Reinhart
See; we should always look around us as we go about this world. Hand-holding at 1/25 second is amazing. The little birds smiles are delightful. I find that the dark area above the nest is a bit distracting. I cropped out as much as possible without cutting into the main part of the image.   Posted: 01/13/2022 13:40:09
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Gavin Tow   Gavin Tow
Very interesting photo. It sort of gives a view most never see. I liked some color was added. I agreed with Connie with cropping out some of the top that was really dark(vines?). Those type of pictures are hard to get.
  Posted: 01/17/2022 19:06:08

Barbara Kuebler   Barbara Kuebler
I agree with Connie's crop. Good texture and sharpness. Monochromatic except for the cute yellow beaks. Good seeing - can't go wrong with baby birds!   Posted: 01/22/2022 09:04:31


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