I posted a similar pose, possibly from this same bird, this past spring, but I ran across this image and thought it made a slightly better starting point.
What technical feedback would you like if any?
Does the bird look natural or did I bring the blacks up too much?
What artistic feedback would you like if any?
Anything that strikes you.
Any pertinent technical details:
7DII, Sigma 150-600 C @ 600 mm, handheld from pontoon excursion boat, f/8 1/4000, iso 1000, aperture priority, pattern metering, -2/3 EV. Processed in LR & PS CC. Taken at the Moss Landing marina, CA at 11:17 am on March 9th.
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What a great pose you captured, Dennis. The blacks look fine on my monitor. Everything look great. That was great shot to be taken handheld in a boat! I can see why the high shutter speed.
It looks just fine to me Dennis. Very nice.
excellent image - fine detail in the blacks and ear tufts, and great pose.
Feels tight at the bottom - but I’m guessing there was something objectionable there you cropped out.
Wonderful color and detail with an exciting pose. I think I would add a little more to the perch area just because the feet are so close to the bottom of the frame.
Works for me. I agree could used a little more space at bottom, but a fine capture.
My first thought when viewing was “beautiful detail in the blacks” so there’s the answer to your question. I really like this unusual (to me) pose and color. I do add another vote for a bit more room at the bottom but it’s not a deal killer to me . Very nice image.
I like it, awesome pose to capture. The crop feels blockish to me though, if this were my image, I probably would’ve done a wider 16:10 crop with the bird on the left.