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Rdbender
03-02-2015, 06:08 PM
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/16682249292_fb26d571c1_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rq9TvN)

theantiquetiger
03-02-2015, 06:17 PM
Super sharp!!!

There is a family of these in my backyard. They are too jumpy to even try to get a shot.

JAS_Photo
03-02-2015, 08:42 PM
Beautiful! Those guys won't come anywhere near Alberta. :shrug:

You need a hide, AT or maybe a long lens from your kitchen?

Marko
03-03-2015, 06:45 AM
Nice one RD - really dig the deep colour

Rdbender
03-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Thanks everyone

Lucky-Luc
03-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Nice and sharp

Mike Bons
03-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Really nice portrait RB! The detail is great. One little trick I like to do is to add a little black to the red channel which tends to give me detail in the reds. Generally speaking, sensors have a difficult time with reds and they end up just being a puddle of red. You reds are fairly well controlled throughout except in just a few little areas. Because on the almost solid background, I would also suggest doing a NR and then using a layer mask, bring back in the detail in the bird.
These are only my little nits, just trying to be more constructive then always saying "great picture".

Marko
03-05-2015, 06:39 AM
Really nice portrait RB! The detail is great. One little trick I like to do is to add a little black to the red channel which tends to give me detail in the reds. Generally speaking, sensors have a difficult time with reds and they end up just being a puddle of red. You reds are fairly well controlled throughout except in just a few little areas. Because on the almost solid background, I would also suggest doing a NR and then using a layer mask, bring back in the detail in the bird.
These are only my little nits, just trying to be more constructive then always saying "great picture".


100% agree and good tips! Critiques with a bit more meat to them are almost always appreciated by those that are ok with critiques..... but we should be a bit careful and look at the top right corner of the user to see if indeed they want critiques. ;)

Rdbender
03-05-2015, 01:45 PM
Really nice portrait RB! The detail is great. One little trick I like to do is to add a little black to the red channel which tends to give me detail in the reds. Generally speaking, sensors have a difficult time with reds and they end up just being a puddle of red. You reds are fairly well controlled throughout except in just a few little areas. Because on the almost solid background, I would also suggest doing a NR and then using a layer mask, bring back in the detail in the bird.
These are only my little nits, just trying to be more constructive then always saying "great picture".
Thanks Mike I'll try that still learning lightroom


100% agree and good tips! Critiques with a bit more meat to them are almost always appreciated by those that are ok with critiques..... but we should be a bit careful and look at the top right corner of the user to see if indeed they want critiques. ;)

I changed it

Mike Bons
03-05-2015, 06:22 PM
100% agree and good tips! Critiques with a bit more meat to them are almost always appreciated by those that are ok with critiques..... but we should be a bit careful and look at the top right corner of the user to see if indeed they want critiques. ;)

Crap. Sorry about that. In all honesty I did look in the top right corner and read that he was ok with editing his work so I assumed critiques would be fine, I just didn't read further (I would make a bad lawyer I guess). Anyways, I think I know RB well enough (from another forum) that I trust he knows anything I say to him is always meant to be constructive and with a positive tone.

Rdbender
03-06-2015, 05:19 AM
Think this looks a bit better

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8681/16730766231_b29751c5fd_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/rurxUK)

Iguanasan
03-06-2015, 12:33 PM
Just jumping on the bandwagon... love the colour and detail. A lovely capture. :thumbup: