Ed Palaszynski  

Proud Fish Crow by Ed Palaszynski

July 2024 - Proud Fish Crow

July 2024 - Ed Palaszynski


About the Image(s)

Description: One of the areas I frequently go for Wildlife/Bird photography has an abundance of singular branches where one may isolate birds with uncluttered backgrounds. This image in particular was taken in early Spring and at that time an abundance of Fish Crows were present and this one bird was very cooperative in prefect lighting. The pose struck me as one who is proud, hence the file name. Nikon D500 at 1/2500 sec, aperture of 5.6 and 500mm lens. Basic processing for B&W conversion with enhanced blue filter in LR.

5 comments posted

Trevor Harvey   Trevor Harvey
I love the colour image, it really does show off the background and how uncluttered it is. The detail in the bird is better In the mono. Both images are super and have strengths.   Posted: 07/07/2024 20:14:54
Ed Palaszynski   Ed Palaszynski
Hey Trevor! Yes it is a tossup eh? Although the detail and shading in the B&W is special. Thank You.   Posted: 07/08/2024 14:54:04

Melissa Cramer Sonnen   Melissa Cramer Sonnen
I agree with Trevor. Both are beautiful. For me though, there is something really special about the color - I think it is the gentleness of the peach background that makes the color on the bird's back so beautiful.
I think this one should be entered in mono AND color contests !!   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:09:15
Ed Palaszynski   Ed Palaszynski
Hey Melissa, Yep tough call. The color does provoke ones emotions of quietness and stillness-as it was when I captured it that morning. Thank you.

I have another version where I replaced the background. Let me post that one too and see the comments...   Posted: 07/08/2024 15:06:16
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Ed Palaszynski   Ed Palaszynski
One more thing...It IS tough doing wildlife in B&W...   Posted: 07/08/2024 15:07:29


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