Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS  


Scary Gannet by Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

September 2021 - Scary Gannet

September 2021 - Adrian Binney, PPSA, LRPS

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About the Image(s)

This was taken in May and I thought I would show a picture from an unusual view - Gannets have so much character!

Taken with my 300 prime plus 1.4 extender (so FF equiv 840) at 1/1600 f5.6 and ISO200.

I think I should have had a narrower f stop, but I’m not sure the whole of the beak would have been in focus at that range. PP work was mostly controlling the highlights at the top. Sharpened in Topaz A1 Sharpen.


11 comments posted




Mary Frost   Mary Frost
Adrian, he is a scary bird! I love your angle of capture. You've nicely given punch to your subject. (I'll have to go out through google and see what the entire bird looks.)   Posted: 09/01/2021 17:53:27



Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hey Adrian, I have never had the chance to see a gannet and always enjoy seeing images of them. The unusual view is interesting and shows the details of the face really well. Nice clean background draws attention to the bird. On my screen the top of the head and left eye seems to be pretty bright. Nice image, Bruce   Posted: 09/01/2021 17:55:26
Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Thanks Bruce - I agree re the brightness and will work on it! It not my favourite Gannet image Ive taken, but a different one! Not sure what I will do with it!   Posted: 09/08/2021 13:07:23



Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Nice... But I'm not sure I would have cropped out the greenery, although the rocks would be a distraction. I agree with Bruce and would burn the right side and dodge the left, I might also push the sat on the eyes as people never know their real color and they tend to like bright colors.
Where was this taken?   Posted: 09/01/2021 18:40:49
Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Thanks for the comment re the eyes Randy - I will do this.   Posted: 09/08/2021 13:08:41



Marie Costanza   Marie Costanza
Adrian, What a cool bird! Your post processing has brought out its details well. I'm wondering if the gannet might pop even more if the background was kept a bit darker. I'm also curious where you found such an interesting bird.   Posted: 09/03/2021 09:30:17
Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
I think you are right re the background Marie - I'll have a go!   Posted: 09/08/2021 13:09:25
Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
I think you are right re the background Marie - I'll have a go!   Posted: 09/14/2021 04:16:00



Walt Brunner   Walt Brunner
Adrian, I agree, what a scary bird! I agree with the others about the light adjustments on the left and right sides of the head. Also, I would darken the background a bit it bring out the birds head.   Posted: 09/14/2021 17:40:24



Walt Brunner   Walt Brunner
Adrian, I agree, what a scary bird! I agree with the others about the light adjustments on the left and right sides of the head. Also, I would darken the background a bit it bring out the birds head.   Posted: 09/14/2021 17:40:25



Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Adrian, this image is indeed a portrait/Head shot of the Gannet. I tried to work on the overexposed area of the head, but it did not look right so I desisted. I did make some darkening of the background but it makes the bright areas more evident. The best part is that it is looking at you.   Posted: 09/14/2021 18:54:38



 

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