Richard Matheny  

Muddy White Ibis by Richard Matheny

September 2023 - Muddy White Ibis

September 2023 - Richard Matheny


About the Image(s)

I have titled this image the Muddy White Ibis. This guy had been feeding in the Muddy Salt Marsh.
Nikon D500 with a 70-200mm lens and a 1to4 teleconverter. Handheld, ISO 640, 1/4000 sec at f4.
Post processed in Lightroom with a small crop and some adjustments to the background to give more detail to the marsh grass. I use a radial Gradient mask to add some highlight the Ibis and added texture, clarity and a little dehaze to the Ibis.

5 comments posted

Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
(Groups 21 & 48 & 71)
Richard, your Ibis is terrific! Your selective focus is super. Might crop just slightly closer since he is so sharp. Well done.   Posted: 09/13/2023 07:36:16
Richard Matheny   Richard Matheny
Thanks, Tom for the comments. I guess I was thinking about keeping the bird close to the 1/3 intersecting lines. Also, I always want to leave a little room in front of and animal, so it has somewhere to go. In this case someplace to land. You are correct I could have cropped just a little tighter.   Posted: 09/13/2023 19:04:08

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Richard, your have taken this image in the right moment, it has the right balance between the sharp bird and the blur background. well done.   Posted: 09/13/2023 16:41:59
Richard Matheny   Richard Matheny
Thanks, Maria, for your comments. Sometimes the birds cooperate and help with the composition..   Posted: 09/13/2023 19:06:10

Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Well captured. Very sharp image with a complementary background. I also might consider cropping closer. Well done.   Posted: 09/16/2023 19:12:25


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