Pamela Hoaglund  

What Do We Do Next by Pamela Hoaglund

November 2023 - What Do We Do Next

November 2023 - Pamela Hoaglund


About the Image(s)

These two ravens seem to be talking to each other and planning their next mischief. I just returned from a two week trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Wildlife was scarce as it had been too warm and I think many animals were still high in the hills. I was pulling out of a parking lot when I spotted these two just waiting to be photographed. While sitting in my car I grabbed several shots. Taken with my Sony 7RM3, Tamrom 70-400mm lens, ISO 2500, at 1/1250 sec and f/6.3. I didn't take time to look at where my settings were as I didn't want to risk them flying away before I got the shot. Basic editing in ON1 photo raw. Masked the birds and added some dynamic contrast and sharpening.

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4 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
I can see that mischief in their eyes. The pale green and beige grasses contrast nicely with the jet black feathers, and the birds stand out against the background bokeh. The log and the tack sharp grass on the left form a pleasing partial frame. You captured well what Nature put before you.   Posted: 11/14/2023 15:14:10

Sharon Prislipsky   Sharon Prislipsky
I think your choice of aperture worked really well here. In my opinion the fall off in focus is just right, I also think you have somewhat of a nature story in this image. I know these birds are smart and mischievous so your title tells it all. My only suggestions would be to tone doen the log a little and select and add a little light to the eye of the bird on the right. Well done.   Posted: 11/16/2023 09:33:17

Mike Cohen   Mike Cohen
Nice shot Pamela that begs the viewer to add the dialogue. I agree with Sharon but would also bring up the shadows just a hair on the birds bodies that are in shade, particularly the bird on the right.   Posted: 11/22/2023 05:31:58

Ann Brixey   Ann Brixey
Nice shot, In the past having watched such interaction between birds, I can only imagine what they are communicating to each other. I think the only thing I would do, is to add a little light to the eye of the bird on the right, he seems a little dull in comparison to the other bird. Well done.   Posted: 11/29/2023 15:42:18