Good detail and exposure, Dave, and cool “action”. I don’t know what your looked like, but a bit more room on both sides of the birds would be helpful, particularly in front. It’s always tempting to crop tight, but a bit of room in the frame for the birds to move around is helpful. Otherwise , they start to look like they’re in a virtual cage.
This is exactly the input I need! Stuff like closer is not always better. I took a look at this shot and, indeed I do have room to spread out the crop and it does make it read better. Thanks.
Nice capture of this behavior and I agree with Dennis’ suggestion of a looser crop. I’m wondering if you have a frame with a better view of the female’s head/eye. Still a nice catch of the action.
Ummm…not “nesting”, but nice interaction!
Tough to catch both birds in good poses with eyes and heads visible.
I agree with more room all around.
Very nice image!
I wish the female would’ve raised her head but she never did. I watched them do this act twice and not once did she strike any pose but this one. Oh, and I had no room to expand the crop on the right. I tend to agree on all comments, yep.