Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Gannet on the way back home ....

  1. #1
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    7,992
    Threads
    840
    Thank You Posts

    Default Gannet on the way back home ....

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Hi folks ....
    the image was taken back in 2014 on Helgoland . Lots of traffic at this time of the year around the large rock , as it was breeding season of the Gannets . Here you can see that they carry everything that might work , back to the nesting site .
    The red plastic band was tangled around the sea weed , as you can see . This plastic stuff is also causing some problems as sometimes the birds get caught in it and die.
    Personally I am ok with it as a element in a picture , as part of a nature document .... not that much from the aesthetic POV !!!!!
    Wish for a slight head turn ....

    Canon EOS 1D MK IV
    EF 70 - 200 IS L , 2,8 , at 200 mm
    HH

    F 8 ; Iso 800 ; 1/2500 sec ; man exp and auto iso

    Processed with C1 and PSCC 2021 ; cropped for comp

    Thanks for watching and commenting to my previous posting

    Cheers Andreas

  2. Thanks Volkan Akgul thanked for this post
  3. #2
    BPN Member dankearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    8,358
    Threads
    1,261
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    The nesting stuff is nice, wing position a delete for me....
    Dan Kearl

  4. #3
    BPN Member Jim Crosswell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Stoney Point, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    6,852
    Threads
    511
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I like the sharpness, exposure, details and BG compliments the eye perfectly. The nesting material makes the image interesting. The red one looks like a party ribbon!

  5. #4
    BPN Member Brian Sump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    1,513
    Threads
    137
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Andreas, processed beautifully as is customary for you. Nicely done there. Might have been a little more dramatic going into the light perhaps?

    As far as the subject, I agree with Dan that the wing position makes it less desirable. However, I do wonder what a more panoramic crop might do to it? How far back does the ribbon go? That might be something to let tell a story if you can keep it in the frame and sort of extend back well past the bird. Just an idea.

  6. #5
    BPN Member Volkan Akgul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Turkiye
    Posts
    354
    Threads
    43
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    hi Andreas

    technical and details as usual. congratulations

  7. #6
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    7,992
    Threads
    840
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thanks folks for your comments , much appreciated .

    Brian ... the red rope was cut in the shot , otherwise I hear you about the cropping as a good alternative . Regarding the wing position , I am more than ok with them as is the natural pose when cruising along the cliffs . And to be honest, I do not care that much in most cases about the wing position in general .... unless the pose is really awkward . Might come from the fact .... these are all chicken , and I do like them in the oven . Avian is just a side product as you might have understood in the mean time , so my expectations are not that high on that front ... I care more for color and tone .

    Cheers Andreas

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