Gregory Waldron  

 Portrait of a Robin by Gregory Waldron

July 2024 - Portrait of a Robin

July 2024 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

This image was taken the same day as my alligator in April. As we were leaving Everglades National Park, we stopped for an Airboat ride. This Robin landed on the dock, was eye to eye with me, and begging for a portrait. The image was shot at F4 with a focal length of 104mm. I processed the image in Camera Raw and Photoshop. Your comments and feedback are welcome.

5 comments posted

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
(Groups 21 & 94)
Good save on a mediocre original photo. I'd take it one step further and clone out the light object behind the tail. It's too bright and adds nothing. Robins really are beautiful birds that don't get enough photo love. Nice colors.
Also you might try cropping out the blurred something in the foreground.   Posted: 07/04/2024 12:24:13
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Leslie,
Thank you for your comments and suggestions.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 07/05/2024 21:01:48

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Great opportune shot Greg and well recovered from the original. I agree with Leslie on the blurred item and the section behind the tail.

  Posted: 07/04/2024 23:52:18
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your comments and feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 07/05/2024 21:02:31

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Greg - Nice opportunity shot! This guy was really keeping an eye on you enabling you to catch a glint in both eyes and capture him head on - a true portrait. I really like the crisp detail you were able to pull from the first photo and the color of the bird's breast is almost iridescent. The image is nicely cropped which eliminated the bigger distractions. I might have cropped more off the bottom to eliminate the towel(?) in the foreground and either dull down or remove the post behind the bird's tail altogether (which seems to be the preference in the discussion). Good job elevating a ho hum original.   Posted: 07/08/2024 10:57:58


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