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Michaelaw
03-18-2010, 02:06 AM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/maybe.jpg

MoinMoin
03-18-2010, 02:10 AM
Wow - that's just PERFECT. A great bird potrait!:thumbup::highfive:

Mad Aussie
03-18-2010, 02:22 AM
Stunning shot!!

JAS_Photo
03-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Nice capture! Even if it is a seagull. :)

Iguanasan
03-18-2010, 08:43 AM
Fantastic!:thumbup::thumbup: I have to ask though. Is the white area as the result of bokeh or did you shop that in. It seems to highlight the portrait so well it seems like it must have been added in afterwards.

Marko
03-18-2010, 11:18 AM
Another good one Maw:highfive:

"Maybe if I sit perfectly still for Mr. cameraman he'll throw me a SARDINE" :)

kat
03-18-2010, 11:51 AM
Wonderful shot! HMMM...thinks I should find you and have some lessons!!!! :P

Michaelaw
03-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Fantastic!:thumbup::thumbup: I have to ask though. Is the white area as the result of bokeh or did you shop that in. It seems to highlight the portrait so well it seems like it must have been added in afterwards.

It was a building in the shadows and the white area was window reflection. I crushed the blacks a bit to darken the building and the white area became the highlight as a result:)

Thanks for the comments

masp
03-21-2010, 10:12 PM
Interesting, how did you crush the blacks? Did you have to put a mask around the bird, or was it just a matter of tweaking tone curves for the entire picture?

Also, the picture is an excellent capture. Nice job isolating the subject and getting the catchlight in the bird's eye. :D

Michaelaw
03-21-2010, 10:31 PM
Interesting, how did you crush the blacks? Did you have to put a mask around the bird, or was it just a matter of tweaking tone curves for the entire picture?

Also, the picture is an excellent capture. Nice job isolating the subject and getting the catchlight in the bird's eye. :D

I crushed the blacks using < image/adjustments/selective color> in PS. The only blacks on the bird that came down was the outside of the eye and a bit on its beak. To me the eye and beak levels seemed acceptable so I framed it and called it a day :) I generally never mess with curves unless a situation is critical and more often than not at that point...I've blown the shot.

Here's the original out of cam shot for comparison, you can see the background wis pretty dark to begin with

http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics2/MAW_6649.jpg

edG
03-22-2010, 06:22 AM
great shot Michael