Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Sandhil Crane at Sunset

  1. #1
    BPN Member gail bisson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    10,990
    Threads
    779
    Thank You Posts

    Default Sandhil Crane at Sunset

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    So many crane pictures taken at Bosque but this one stood out for me. Taken 5 minutes before sunset and the light was divine!
    Canon 1 DX 600mm and 1.4 x
    F 7.1 ISO 1000 SS 1/2500
    Cropped to ~85% FF
    Nothing added or cloned
    NR to BG with Neat Image, LR sliders: exposure +. 25, clarity +7 , vibrance +3 , saturation +3, levels in photoshop and DE/TC at 15% to bird only.
    I did do a version with the yellows reduced on the bird but I didn't think it reflected what I saw.
    Comments and critiques always learned from and appreciated with thanks,
    Gail

  2. #2
    BPN Member Bill Dix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    10,745
    Threads
    1,611
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Gail, the light, flight position and detail are spectacular. The bird has an almost bronzed look. It's a bit too bad that he straddles the horizon line, but not a big deal.

  3. #3
    BPN Member Jim Crosswell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Stoney Point, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    6,625
    Threads
    488
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I like the curved wing tips, IQ, details, BG, composition and beautiful light. Excellent as usual!

  4. #4
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    5,249
    Threads
    1,068
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Very nice. Sweet light and a sweet pose. Really like the curled up wing tips.

  5. #5
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Mansfield Center, CT
    Posts
    2,269
    Threads
    253
    Thank You Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    showcase sandhill for sure! Perfecto wingspread, HA, pleasing colors, sharp, and love the golden eye. Curled primaries ice the cake for me!

  6. #6
    Avian Moderator Stu Bowie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Centurion, South Africa
    Posts
    21,009
    Threads
    1,315
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Gail, sweet, sweet light, and what a great flying pose. In turn, this shows off the wing detail so well. Overall, tack sharp, killer BG, and gotta love that we can see right through the nostril. Well captured.

  7. #7
    Lifetime Member Mike Poole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    2,642
    Threads
    252
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Awesome look at the bird itself, that light is just to die for! I love these wide wingspread positions as well. The intersecting horizon is unfortunate but the rest of the shot is so strong I don't think it matters too much

    Mike

  8. #8
    Super Moderator Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    23,626
    Threads
    3,647
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Oh boy that is gorgeous light! Excellent flight pose, you could not have asked for better. The horizon line sits low enough for me. Such a beautiful frame.

  9. #9
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    4,863
    Threads
    1,299
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Way to go... all's been said. Nice image Gail. Thank you for sharing.
    Joe Przybyla

    "Sometimes I do get to places just as God is ready to have somebody click the shutter"... Ansel Adams

    www.amazinglight.smugmug.com

  10. #10
    Publisher Arthur Morris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indian Lake Estates, FL
    Posts
    29,915
    Threads
    1,325
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Sharp, beautifully lit, well designed, and sweet, sweet light.

    with love, a
    BIRDS AS ART Blog: great info and lessons, lots of images with our legendary BAA educational Captions.: we will not sell you junk. 30+ years of long lens experience/e-mail with gear questions.
    BIRDS AS ART Online Store: we will not sell you junk. 35 years of long lens experience. Please e-mail with gear questions.

    BIRDS AS ART Instructional Photo Tours (IPTs): San Diego -- January 2019, Galapagos Photo Cruise of a Lifetime -- July 2019. UK Puffins, Gannets, and Red Kites, late June 2019.

    E-mail samandmayasgrandpa@att.net for BPN member IPT discount info.










  11. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  12. #11
    BPN Member Isaac Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Staten Island, New York
    Posts
    3,124
    Threads
    260
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    This is really nice Gai. The stretched wings and the evening light are perfect.

  13. #12
    Avian Moderator David Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    6,579
    Threads
    270
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Now that is the light and the light angle I am talking about!! My favorite of yours from Bosque, even with the horizon intersecting the bird. The HA looks great and the feather details Rock!! Very nice one Gail
    Come join me for a Custom Raptor Workshop starting this November 2018- January 2019.
    P.M. me to inquire on dates, pricing and availabilities. Thank You.
    www.davidsalemphotography.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics