Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Northern Shoveler Hen Landing

  1. #1
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    486
    Threads
    81
    Thank You Posts

    Default Northern Shoveler Hen Landing

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    At the water ranch, I don't have a large species of ducks to choose from (especially this time of year), so I was happy to see something other than a Mallard coming in for a landing.

    A1, 200-600mm, 1.4 TC
    (shot at 840mm)
    1/2000 at f/9
    ISO 1600

  2. Thanks Volkan Akgul thanked for this post
  3. #2
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    6,504
    Threads
    1,768
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Looks good to me... sharp, nice colors, good background. Like you mentioned regarding water ranch not many species of ducks here in Florida yet. 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

  4. #3
    BPN Member David Pugsley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    213
    Threads
    54
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Love it. The background could not be more complimentary, great wing position and the look on his face is as if he's been caught. :)
    david pugsley PHOTOGRAPHY
    http://www.davidpugsleyphoto.com

  5. #4
    BPN Member Andreas Liedmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dortmund / Germany
    Posts
    8,643
    Threads
    880
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Kurt ... great incoming shot . I am ok with the wing pose and the sneak peek of the head is cool .

    I do quite like the color depth and the tonal depth .... but would go slightly less dense in saturation and the deeper tones ( not globally !!! ) , just to open up things a fraction and bring out a touch more detail . As a possible option ....
    Very cool colorful BG , very nice to see the different colors looks way more interesting than the monochromatic colored BG .

    If you have have used Topaz Denoise ( which I think you have ) I might reduce it on the subject .

    TFS Andreas

  6. #5
    Avian Moderator Brian Sump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    2,177
    Threads
    190
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Kurt, the eye contact and pop of colors make this one. It's nice you got some Shoveler drakes this early.

    Great landing pose and the water droplets add effect. Love the ripples in the primaries too :-)

    Well done!

  7. #6
    BPN Member William Dickson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    7,067
    Threads
    979
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Some great colours here Kurt....Nice flight pose and the facial expression is awesome.....I may try desaturating the whole image slightly....

    Will

  8. #7
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    10,322
    Threads
    1,696
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Great incoming pose. I do like that mottled background. Now all you need is the drake.

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