Stuart Caine  


A Bird at Green Cay by Stuart Caine

May 2022 - A Bird at Green Cay

About the Image(s)

This image was taken at Green Cay Nature Preserve at Boynton Beach, Florida.
Camera :Canon T1i
F/11
1/1000sec.
ISO 400
at 300mm


11 comments posted




Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
The picture could well win image contests, but the bird won't win any beauty contests. It is an interesting pose of the bird. I also like the feeling of depth created by the unusual shape of the branch. I'd like it more if the background provided some context to the shot.   Posted: 05/03/2022 16:13:11



Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
We had our months coemption from our club tonight. I received a 10 for this image. I had two more images which I received a 10 and 9 on. I guess I had A GOOD NIGHT.   Posted: 05/03/2022 21:25:56



Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Nice shot. I must agree that the bird is not very attractive. I like the composition and the ability of the viewer to really see the subject well. I too find his pose interesting and I think it adds a lot to the image.   Posted: 05/05/2022 18:06:41



Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Nice shot. I must agree that the bird is not very attractive. I like the composition and the ability of the viewer to really see the subject well. I too find his pose interesting and I think it adds a lot to the image.   Posted: 05/05/2022 18:06:42



Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
The perch is blown out distracting from the bird. The pose is excellent. The bird is not sharp on my computer and there appears to be noise in the bird also. Was this a large crop?

  Posted: 05/05/2022 22:49:50
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I have hesitated many times commenting on your club. I think you need to bring in a PSA judge to help out. I will go into some more detail on your photo.The pose is good and it is good that you can see the face. The branch is blown out. There is too much contrast because it was shot in full sun. No photo shot like this should score. You need muted light. The dark shadows totally lack detail. The bottom line is I think your judges need to get up to speed. I hope I have not offended you but I am trying to help.



  Posted: 05/07/2022 21:14:43
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
We do use PSA judges. I don't feel the branch is blow out. I Brought up the dead branch by increasing the grain of this bronchi appreciated your comments, but regarding the time of day (noon time) that's when I was there. The bird is sharp, it was ran through Topaz Denoise and Topaz Sharpen. I appreciate your comments, keep them up.   Posted: 05/16/2022 11:17:55



Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
The branch is lacking detail and is blown out. It would be thrown out immediately in a PSA competition. As a guess the club here would give it 776.   Posted: 05/16/2022 12:57:27



Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
(Group 57)
I like the moment in time you caught in this shot. It's amazing how birds balance on the smallest of surfaces. You must have caught her attention and almost looks like she's posing for you. The angle of the wings and perch compliment each other and leads to the open sky. There's beauty in everything if you look for it.

Thanks for your comment on my close up leaf photo. The underside of a leaf shows different details of the plant. I was looking for Mandelbrot fractals in nature. The opposite of the golden ratio.   Posted: 05/21/2022 14:27:20
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 05/22/2022 09:37:33
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 05/22/2022 09:37:35



 

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