Andrew Klein  

Duck Reeds by Andrew Klein

May 2023 - Duck Reeds

About the Image(s)

This was taken from a walkway at the edge of the bay side of Duck, North Carolina. One of my favorite places and where photography for me can be fully indulged. This is the side that gets the full blast of light from the setting sun. The walkway was about 25 yards west of this fallen tree. While it looks like I hopped up the saturation, this is very close to what this looked like. While I was framing and focusing on the tree trunk and the reeds a kingfisher landed on a branch. Two snaps before the bird flew off.

I did try to use a small segment of the image making the bird a larger percentage of the image, but the image fell apart. I was shooting with a small Canon point and shoot. This where something above 12 megapixels would have permitted strong cropping. Since this shot I have upgraded several times and how shoot at 45 MP.

5 comments posted

Prasad Indulkar   Prasad Indulkar
wow, great catch, the bird really stands out in this image, which is otherwise golden image.   Posted: 05/01/2023 21:04:48

Keith Francis   Keith Francis
Love the colours, looks like you were solidly in the golden hour.

I think the bird did you a huge favour. If it had landed anywhere else, it probably would have been hard to notice, but where it is makes it quite apparent.

The bare tree limbs are quite interesting and my eyes seem to roam al over the image.

Very nice!   Posted: 05/02/2023 10:38:51

Laurie McShane
How wonderful that the bird picked the perfect spot! The colors are so vivid, and I appreciate you clarifying their authenticity as I kind of assumed they were boosted. Interesting shot.   Posted: 05/05/2023 19:32:28

Kathleen Colligan
My eye went right to that beautiful and elusive kingfisher. Nicely done
  Posted: 05/09/2023 08:07:59

David Garrison
Interesting patterns of the tree branches and reeds. Of course would like a bigger bird but it's hard to get a kingfisher.   Posted: 05/09/2023 14:20:25


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