This Pine Martin image was my entry for the second round of the PDI competition for the 2018-19 season. This is from the second day of the Secret British Mammals Workshop that I attended in Devon.
Pine Martin just having eaten lunch
(comments about the intense expression on the animal’s face
and that the judge would not have known that the animal had had lunch apart from the goo on the jaw)
… I think that the way that the banding on this particular creature works on its head behind its eyes gives it almost a ruffled look and I quite like that, very natural and very rugged
… the depth of field is good because obviously as it gets past its head it tails off and that means that our eyes (are) focused onto the main part of the head
… I am enjoying the textures in the fur
… but I think in the background we have got some distractions with some very bright rings which probably just a little bit too strong. I think that maybe need to tone those down a little bit just to focus our eyes more on the (head)
.. yes a nice depiction of the animal itself I think the only real understanding that we’ve got that this isn’t a regular shot is the depth of field an a little blob on his chin but I’m still rather endeared to the creature , I have a good feeling about him
(Thank you to my colleague at the club for recording these comments)
There were 19 images in this projected digital round in Division 1.
‘Pine Martin just having eaten lunch’ scored 8.
The original image
After meeting Bob Brind-Surch at Bracknell Camera Club I had signed up to receive his newsletters about coming events. Bob sent out an email that gave an unexpected vacancy on one of his British Secret Mammal’s Workshops in Devon.
The image was shot at ISO 3200, 400 mm, f/6.3 and 1/640 sec.
My other images from the second day of the Secret British Mammal’s Workshop are here.