The photographer is looking for generalized feedback about the aesthetic and technical qualities of their image.
Two weeks ago I ventured out with a client from Luxemburg who had expressed the desire to see and frame Bluethroat. Days before I had been searching for an individual that was more or less approachable. Although I had hoped for it, I hadn’t expected the circumstances for shooting close to perfect for making this kind of shots.
Nikon Z9 with 500mm + TC @700mm | 1/1250s | f6,3 | ISO500 | monopod. I enhanced contrast and saturated the image a bit. I thought of cloning out the LRH twig, but decided to leave it as to balance the image. Not 100% sure though
I’ll add to the accolades Hans. Very fine image! The backlighting is handled masterfully and the breath is a killer element. I’m fine with this crop as posted and agree with Diane that the crop would work either way.
A beautiful scene, Hans. I had missed this one, so I come in a bit late, but this is a wonderful image.
No need to enhance nature in this case as far as I’m concerned , you can leave the twig.
Congrats for the EP as well.
One of the best things about the arrival of springtime songbirds is catching their breath like this! Beautiful image! I like your idea of getting rid of the twig at the lower right. I might have cropped it a bit, dragging the lower right side up and to the left, then cloning out what ever still shows. I wonder how it would look to selectively lighten the shadows on the bird without losing the golden highlights around the edges? Keep it a silhouette, but tease us with a little more detail in the shadows. Love the warms tones here for sure!