Donald Dunn  

Rare Visitor by Donald Dunn

November 2023 - Rare Visitor

About the Image(s)

Date photo made: September 11, 2023
Location: Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, USA

Camera: Sony a7rIV
Lens: Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Lens length: 315 mm
Shutter speed: 1/3000 sec
Apperture: f/6.7
ISO: 6400

Post Processing: Lightroom with DENOISE editing feature. Significantly cropped, adjustments in both “tone” and “presence,” and “dodging and burning.

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3 comments posted

Leslie Larson   Leslie Larson
I'm guessing this is a first year female N. Parula warbler which wouldn't be particularly rare in Arkansas. It is a beautiful bird, however, rare or not. You got a good shot of it. I would have taken about an inch off the right side, but that is solely personal preference.   Posted: 11/09/2023 16:03:19

Judy Haran   Judy Haran
Beautiful colors here. I don't know birds so I guessed some kind of warbler. Nice focus on the eye, and beautiful texture on the feathers.   Posted: 11/15/2023 10:15:57

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Beautiful catch and the bird is spectacular. The image of the bird is spot on for crisp and clear even at that ISO. I know the Denoise in LR has made quite a difference in my willingness to shoot at higher ISO's. and it did a great job on this one (you lost no detail in the feathers) ! Warblers can be tricky, they don't like to sit still. Very nice image!!   Posted: 11/22/2023 15:34:23