Ringed plover

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    • #449757
      Patrick
      Participant

      I just love the plumage on these little guys , i wish i could have got better ( some 😉 ) catch light on that dark eye.

      Some more info on the link

      https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/ringed-plover/

    • #449786
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Lovely shot Patrick! Birds with black head & eyes are always a challenge, specially if you don’t have the bird within touching distance.

    • #449810
      Patrick
      Participant

      Yes your correct mate , i was a fair bit back from the bird i never wanted to disturb it it looked busy searching for a meal.

      Thanks Tobie 🙂

    • #449822
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Love this Patrick. The subtle tones provide a beautiful mood to the image 🙂

      • #449826
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thank you so much for your very kind comments Dahlia , when i took this image i was the only person around that sound of the water hitting the rocks and watching the bird life was bliss ;).

    • #449836
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Nice one Patrick. The over all light tan color of the image works with the plover perfectly.

      • #449869
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks so much Dave , still trying lots of new things i have picked up along the way trying to remember them in the heat of the moment sometimes gets tricky 😉 just getting out in the field with binoculars and watching is a pleasure tbh.

    • #449843
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Love this shot Patrick. The DOF combined with the angle of your shot make for a really compelling image. Would maybe suit a high key treatment too given the minimal surrounds. The catch light thing is quite easy to do if so desired, I think there’s even a preset in LR that does it for you?

      (All you needed was three more birds and you would have been Looking Over A Four Ringed Plover shot 🙂 )

      • #449870
        Patrick
        Participant

        Hi Graham , thank you very much for your lovely comments mate.

        I see what you mean about minimal and that is certainly a great option i think what was going on in my head at the time was that i needed to get eye level and include some vegetation to give a sense of the birds surroundings /environment.

        Thanks also for the info on the LR Presets , i have never used lightroom (not a subscription fan ) i am currently still using Luminar 3 , i must have a look at what they have in the presets library on the site ..  they might have something along the same lines.

        Thanks so much to you all for the feedback 😉

    • #450009
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Hi again Pat, I checked both LR and PS and couldn’t find the preset I was thinking of but I definitely saw one somewhere. I googled ‘catch light’ instead and there are tons of youtube vids on how to achieve it (in LR and PS) so I’m sure there’s one for Luminar out there too.

      • #450027
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks very much Mate , i will look at youtube thanks again Graham 😉

    • #450010
      Beaky
      Participant

      Very nice shot Pat, I love shooting sea birds (Photography of course :-)) Enjoy that new lens mate.

       

      • #450028
        Patrick
        Participant

        Many thanks Beaky , there is something special about the coast 😉

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