Black-necked stilt-1

This is an image from late this summer. This time of the year, most adult stilts had flown away but the youngsters were still hanging around. This bird was part of a trio of juveniles that were feeding close to the shore. They seemed a little nervous when they first saw me but did not fly away, eventually even preening just a few feet away from me. I liked this image for the light and interesting pose.

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Any/all. I find it tricky to properly image black and white birds in bright light, but the light direction helped here. I am interested to know if the whites look over-exposed.

What artistic feedback would you like if any?


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840mm, 1/3200s@F7.1, ISO500. Full-frame, processed for the web.

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Great shot. Vantage point well chosen, and the pose is great as well. The whites look good to me. I may be tempted to lower the contrast a tiny bit to get a ‘softer’ feel to the image, but other than that just awesome ! Cheers, Hans

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Really nice pose and the exposure looks great to me - nice whites. I like the calm water. A photogenic bird well captured.

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An interesting pose and good detail. It stands out well against the blue.

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What a gorgeous pose, Govind. A stunning image.

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How did you talk him into stretching that leg out behind him??? That really was icing on the cake in this shot. I also love the eye level view that you shot it from, and the reflections. Stunning is a good word.

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A very nice capture in bright light. I have no nits for you and I like this image as presented. Well done…Jim

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