Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Posted by Cindy Marple on Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:12 pm

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Chestnut-headed Oropendola

Costa Rica

D500, 260mm, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO1250

Taking advantage of dark, rainy conditions!  Trying to decide if I should bump this up by .5 stop.  

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:35 pm
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It's very dramatic like this and as an artistic image I think it's great.  As more of a pure bird photo, I think bumping it up would be good.

by Karl Egressy on Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:07 pm
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Looks great against the dark background.

by david fletcher on Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:52 am
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Super shot Cindy. Like the dark moody effect. Good details in the feathers.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:29 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
It's very dramatic like this and as an artistic image I think it's great.  As more of a pure bird photo, I think bumping it up would be good.

Perfect analysys from EJ - I totally agree.  A beauty, Cindy.

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by Dan Kearl on Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:28 am
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HA is nice as is the look back pose, I would lighten it..

by Mary Brun on Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:38 pm
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I really like it so dark, although black the subject stands out really well, and I like the roost that blends into the background.

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by ken archer on Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:09 pm
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Sweet pose you captured here Cindy! Wonderful details and the perfect background.

by ADKShooter on Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:02 pm
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I like the shot very much as presented. I do wonder whether pumping up only the bird by a half a stop would keep the mood but enhance our look at the bird. Either way, wonderful pose and perch.

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