LindaShorey wrote:Is the belted kingfisher just too tiny to be of interest? I am so attracted to these little charmers and I found this setting to be engaging: mist rising off the river as early sun reached it. The "buddy" is in lower right corner: a great blue heron. Please be honest and also feel free to make suggestions that might further my goal of presenting a sense of place and moment. Thanks!
I'd like to say you could crop this in ten to twenty percent, but the debris at the top and the little buddy in the right really tie the shot, so while I like to crop I say this shot works well, and the main subject doesn't always have to be the biggest. The little kingfisher is easy to see, well lit and perfectly positioned. I really like the addition of the blue heron too. That stare says it all.
There's something about the light that's really beautiful, and that mist, that mist really makes it work. I thought the image might be a little red so I ran it through Picasa's I'm Feeling Lucky and all it did was sharpen the image removing that beautiful texture, then I ran it through Lightroom thinking I would drop the reds, but found it's a mixture of orange and yellow. Changing either made it ugly.
I think you have it, but like all images posted here I wonder if you had a question beyond the crop you wanted to ask. S-