Breakfast at the beach

Critique Style Requested: Standard

The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.


Early morning light at a local beach. 6 Caspian Terns feeding in the estuary.

Specific Feedback

Any suggestions welcome

Technical Details

Z9 560mm (Z100-400 TC1.4) ISO 10,000 F/8 1/2500
Denoise in LRC Smart Sharpen PS Color adjustments LRC


Hi Dan: The reflection in this image is just awesome! There are a couple of extraneous white spots in the lower left that aren’t part of the reflection and could be eliminated, and if you really wanted to get carried away, that light spot between and above the wings could be removed and replaced with green to make the symmetry even more prefect, but I love it as posted. A wonderful image.

Thanks Dennis - I have a series of these. The most difficult thing for me was to be able to sharpen and not create color fringing. This one turned out well. I am working on the others.


Hi Daniel, love the symmetry in this shot with the reflected tern and splashes. Wing position is great too with a nice look of the fish being taken. The green water is a plus too. Excellent image.

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Daniel: this is an excellent capture of the action with the added benefit of a reflection. Well done!

Thank you.

Congrats on the EP, Dan. Love the water action and reflection.

Thanks, Allen