Mervyn Hurwitz  

Egret Chicks by Mervyn Hurwitz

May 2023 - Egret Chicks

May 2023 - Mervyn Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

Our local bird sanctuary, Wakodahatchee, is extremely active at the moment with nests and chicks. I took my son-in-law, visiting from New York and fairly new to photography and loaned him my 200-600mm Sony lens, so I had to use my wifes 100-400. However, I am quite impressed with the detail from the small crop.
Sony A7 400 mm lens, ISO 1600. f8 1/3200secs. -1.3 exposure compensation. Manual mode, hand held.
Cropped in photoshop, and Topaz Sharpener AI

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
The vivid bright eyes on both birds appear tack sharp. Probably a lot easier to hand hold the 100-400 than the heavy Sony 200 - 600.   Posted: 05/14/2023 12:58:58

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is a great shot. Specifically I think that this has a great amount of detail and seeing the eyes is very nice. I think that the cropping is also very well done. I think that if further editing is wanted then there is room to play around with cropping out the leaf in the top left quarter of the photo.   Posted: 05/15/2023 14:28:24

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Great capture. 33 MP really helps with cropping, as long as there is no motion blur and the focus is tack sharp. They have quite a big beak considering the size of their bodies at that age! Bad hairdo!
  Posted: 05/17/2023 06:53:44

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
LOVE this image. The babies are composed great and the exposure is very nice. I really like the individual hair sticking up. Good focus.   Posted: 05/25/2023 18:22:29