Wow, didn't notice until now. Thanks :)
Just about a perfect Nuthatch....
I wish the perch was all in focus.
I like the look and the BG. lovely color and it certainly is hunkered down.
I, too am on the fence about the larger shrub...
Beautiful light, Karl and the head is very sharp .
At first glance the feathers on the shoulder look soft and the are a bit, but I like it.
Hi CM...Great pose, great BG, nice branch..... but have to agree with Grant....Maybe too much NR? (or, at 200, ss may have been a bit slow for these
Hi Joaquin, This is a way cool image. Love the intensity and hunting posture. Reflection adds to the dimensionality. (is that a word?). Love environmental
Agreed, the light is beautiful...! Looks like a great place to wander around with a bird lens as well. If I were to suggest
Hi Jim! REALLY well done on exposure! Especially with the environmental BG.... this beautiful bird could use a bit (maybe more than a bit) more room....
Great discussion and Poll.... I think we need a "It depends" (which would take an answer out of the 80% decision) on the Poll options.... Just
Excellent pose perch and background, Chris.
For the first two shots I did not correct the setting being used for flight shots earlier.
Later I discovered that I liked this underexposed image
To see the real feather and read the story, check out the Macro Flora & Fauna forum. For this rendition, I used Topaz simplify buz sim, Fractalius,
I found this feather at a duck pond where the kids throw bread to the birds, outside of Dallas, Texas. In the winter, normally wild ducks crowd the banks
Simplify & Flood
I spent a couple of weeks roaming around the southwest US in October. The highlight of the trip was Canyon de Chelly.
An image from a warmer period. Minimal Fractalius and Cheryl's technique of applying a low opacity multiply layer.
Spent another morning and late afternoon with my little friend.
1/640 sec; f/5.6; ISO 640 Evaluative Metering Hand
We would love to hear your ideas for upcoming bi-weekly themes. They can be fun, they can be educational, seasonal, something to expand our comfort zones,
Took this image last June, but wasn't sure about the crop. Would like to hear your feedback.
I found this snowy owl a few weeks ago out toward the east end of Long Island. I had searched for several hours both on foot and in my car, 40 mph sustained