Nice detail and color in your image of beautiful bird. The closest we have here is a Sand Hill Crane, not nearly as exotic looking. Regarding the close crop I would go even tighter showing just the head and crest. I had a go at it, if I overstepped I will remove it. Getting close to your trip to Florida, let me know if you have time... maybe we could hook up.
great shot with great detail ... I personally would crop from the head down right and lift the black tones a little ....
That is one cool looking bird. If you have a similar opportunity in the future you may consider dropping to one knee or squatting down and isolating the bird's head/neck against that dark shadow BG. If you so so you need to either use spot metering or if matrix then under expose a stop or so to account for the dark BG.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I never have a problem with alternative images being posted in the thread - I do like to see what can be done
Thanks, Joe. Yes, I do like the head and crest shot - and the rotation to get the neck vertical. I'll pm you re our comingRegarding the close crop I would go even tighter showing just the head and crest
Thanks, James. Yes, I think that is a better crop. And I'd carefully set the eye on the "thirds" linesI like the full bird pic best
Hi Yegor - it's also the national bird of Uganda, and appears on that country's flagBut did not know the name
I was in the back of a Landcruiser and there were lions about. 'Twould not have been wiseyou may consider dropping to one knee or squatting down
What an interesting bird, thanks for sharing it with us. Yoy have captured him well. I also like the crop as his feet were missing anyway, although I am glad you posted the entire image because I enjoyed seeing the full body as I don't think I have seen one where I could study the detail as well as this.