Mike Cohen  

Hero Ibis by Mike Cohen

May 2021 - Hero Ibis

May 2021 - Mike Cohen


About the Image(s)

This image was taken withmy Sony a1 and 200-600 lens at 433mm; 1/2000 sec at f/6.3, ISO 2000. I cropped to a square format, ran Topaz noise for noise and import sharpening,added some NIK filters and did some selective dodging and burning. I also added a custom vignette to finish it off.

5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Mike, great image of the glossy Ibis carrying nest construction material. The light was in your favor since it illuminated the wing and the nesting material bringing out the beautiful colors. The dark and blurred background works perfect as the backdrop for the image. Very sharp.   Posted: 05/05/2021 08:53:18
Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
Thanks Doc. I appreciate your visit to our group.   Posted: 05/11/2021 18:16:10

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
AMAZING shot. The combination of the action, sharp focus, the light on the bird and stem, and the bokeh with lens flair produce a dramatic image. The crop is perfect. The stem serves as a dual compositional element: a diagonal and a leading line straight to the bird's beak. The contrasting orange/green colors, and the repetition of the light beige color in the birds's wings, beak and lens flair are all very pleasing. I really like this image!   Posted: 05/09/2021 12:00:34

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
You take some magnificent bird images Mike. This is a beautiful Ibis and the lighting really brings out the various colors in its feathers. The highlight on the nesting material leads the eye right up to the bird. The nesting material is an added bonus. I sort of want to see more room in front of the ibis, wondering how it would look flipped. Beautiful image.   Posted: 05/09/2021 15:11:35

Lisa Auerbach   Lisa Auerbach
The background makes this image work beautifully. The dark cool colors of the background are found in the bird along with the warm colors in the bird's body. I like the story told with the branch being carried. The wings are beautiful. I would like to see the bird pop a bit more. You have so many ways of doing this so I won't suggest how. The wings tell a story so I want to see them more. Your crop works, and a portrait crop would also work well.   Posted: 05/09/2021 15:30:29


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