Xiao Cai  

Hermit Thrush by Xiao Cai

May 2023 - Hermit Thrush

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken on 4/7/2023. It was a cloudy day. I like this photo's color tone, simplicity, and moody feel. What do you think? Welcome any comments and suggestions. Thanks!

Camera: Nikon D850, Lens: 500mm, Exposure: 1/2500 sec at f/8.0, ISO: 5600.

10 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Xiao
Beautiful image, particularly as you have indicated, the background really makes this. The tonal range blend well together and complement throughout the range. Detailing the bird is excellent and it looks like is just about to land giving a sense of action as well not much else I can add to this other than as a beautiful image and I do like it.   Posted: 05/09/2023 21:15:44
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Tom, Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:20:50

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
Another beautiful bird image. I agree with Tom's feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/11/2023 17:14:30
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Greg, Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:21:18

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Xiao - You have captured some really nice detail in this Hermit Thrush. I agree that you have achieved great color tone and a moody feel - good job. If this were my image, I might flip it horizontally to create a diagonal moving up toward the right and to take some emphasis off the bird's backside. I can't tell, perhaps this bird is landing, taking off, or hopping around - it really doesn't show in the wings or talons. This is where a bit of blur might have helped. Still a very lovely image.   Posted: 05/13/2023 22:40:25
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Darcy, Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:22:05

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
hi Xiao. I agree that this is an excellent image, capturing the bird well, but also placing him in an artistic composition which brings attention to the bird, but still provides interest and mood. The only suggestion I would make is to try desaturating the background just a tad, to make the bird the most brilliant color in the image. That said, comparing the results might make it clear that it is better just the way it is! Ingrid   Posted: 05/14/2023 15:34:37
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Ingrid, Thank you for your comments and suggestions!   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:22:42

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Xiao,
Greetings my friend.
A lovely tac sharp image capturing in a perfect moment.
The light and colors are complementing to each other. The background and the composition works well with the subject. Well presented.
Thanks for sharing.
Kamal.   Posted: 05/23/2023 19:23:50

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Xiao,
What a gorgeous image! The thrush is tac sharp offset beautifully by the nice bokeh in the background.
Great job!
Karen   Posted: 05/26/2023 22:23:50


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