Alan Cork  


Greenfinch Take-off by Alan Cork

June 2022 - Greenfinch Take-off

About the Image(s)

A quirky image taken recently in Hungary at a mirror pool. For me the image is not about reflections but the position and inter-action [if any] of the two birds. The pool was in bright sunlight while the background [forest] was in shadow. No artificial lighting used. [Nikon D850 tripod mounted, 200-500mm lens at 390mm, f7.1, exp 1/2000s, iso640].


6 comments posted




Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
The focus is great. Background doesn't interfere and the foreground image adds to the photo. You can see the energy in the llift off.   Posted: 06/07/2022 08:04:06



David Heemsbergen   David Heemsbergen
Great image. Excellent timing and composition and light.   Posted: 06/11/2022 09:59:19



Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Thanks both for your comments. Looking at the image again I realize I should crop most of the reflection off! It does not look good to have just the blackbirds head removed!   Posted: 06/11/2022 16:24:51



Ginny Salus   Ginny Salus
I hadn't noticed! Will you share the new crop?   Posted: 06/11/2022 17:29:34



Dan McKenna   Dan McKenna
I like how you captured the interaction between the birds, but would like to see a faster shutter speed to freeze the rear wing. Everything else is tack sharp with good dof.   Posted: 06/11/2022 23:24:27



Alan Cork   Alan Cork
Cropped image attached. Have taken the opportunity to add a grad filter and darken the water to remove distracting highlights. I take your point Dan about the shutter speed, I could easily have raised the iso to have achieved it, but was thinking of simple portraits at the time.

  Posted: 06/14/2022 10:56:44
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