Suzanne Daunt  

Looking Back by Suzanne Daunt

July 2024 - Looking Back

About the Image(s)

Looking back was shot in my backyard with a Nikon Z8 and 180-600mm lens. Ironically, the photo was taken after returning from a birding trip to Del Rio - this was my favorite shot because of the clarity and limited noise (the bird was considerably closer than anything I shot in Del Rio). Focal length was 600mm, 1/500s, f/6.3, ISO 6400. Post processing consisted of cropping, enhancing colors, and replacing the fence that he was standing on with a tree branch (gotta love that AI in Photoshop Beta)!

6 comments posted

Janie News   Janie News
Hello Suzanne,
What a gorgeous bird to find back home after your birding trip. I have just been given a phone with AI ability and can't wait to try it out. The branch looks a lot more pleasing than a fence and the green tones in the background complement the vivid red of the bird.
Janie   Posted: 07/03/2024 19:58:44

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Beautiful composition and very sharp throughout. Nicely done! The reds seem a littl oversaturated and there is a slight colorcast on the perch. That is probably an artistic choice but that seems a little bit un-natural to me.   Posted: 07/07/2024 13:38:02
Suzanne Daunt   Suzanne Daunt
As always, I appreciate your feedback. I will correct the branch color, crop in a bit and tone down the color. Great comments! Thank you!   Posted: 07/12/2024 19:34:21

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Well done! The only thing I would consider is cropping a little from the right, to my eye there is a little too much negative space.   Posted: 07/12/2024 06:49:15
Suzanne Daunt   Suzanne Daunt
Good point! Thank you!   Posted: 07/12/2024 19:34:51

John Hackett   John Hackett
I like the colours of this bird, they make a dramatic picture. I would agree with Sheldon about a crop from the right. It is sharp and in a good pose. The background is well controlled. My major question is the slight colour cast on the perch, it looks a touch magenta.   Posted: 07/12/2024 06:56:52


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