Ginny Salus  


Philadelphia Vireo (maybe) by Ginny Salus

June 2022 - Philadelphia Vireo (maybe)

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken in May on a trip through Evanston, IL, Indiana Dunes and Holland, Michigan.

This photo makes me feel like sneezing - the pollen was everywhere and she has some on her nose!

Canon 77D, 70-300 zoom with a 2x extender


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4 comments posted




David Heemsbergen   David Heemsbergen
I like this image. It tells a story.   Posted: 06/11/2022 09:29:24



Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Nice to see the bird in its natural setting. Enjoy the composition. For me I would be inclined to brighten the shadows so that we can see the head and breast more, and especially the eye. I would also be inclined to remove the bright whites top right. They add nothing and are distracting.   Posted: 06/11/2022 16:14:29



Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
Very nice capture, with my only concern the bright background as compared to the low contrast body of the bird. Perhaps trying to balance the two (darkening the background and lightning the body might make the interesting capture even better.   Posted: 06/11/2022 23:15:06



Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Hi Ginny, it's a nice capture. I read a number of reports telling that Canon 2x extender sacrifice a lot of fine details. That's why I decided to buy Sigma lens 150-600 mm. Although, the Sigma pixel quality is not as smooth as Canon lens. I agree with Alan, I would partially brighten the shadows and increase the sharpness especially on the bird eye. I just learn from the other group that NIK Detail Extractor works well for this purpose. The benefit, it only creates one additional layer. However, we need to mask it to partially apply it.   Posted: 06/27/2022 03:53:51