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This is a discussion on Peacock within the Critiques forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Hi, Would love your thoughts on this image. I havent done allot to it except a crop to make it ...

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    Hi,

    Would love your thoughts on this image.
    I havent done allot to it except a crop to make it more central and fiddled in curves a bit.
    Does it need something else..? i didnt think so but thought i would get a second opinion or two.
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    Cool image! What an amazing bird.
    To me the eye looks a bit soft so I'd try to sharpen it a wee bit without going overboard.
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    I agree with Marko here, great subject, Just needs a little bit of sharpening. You could also see if increasing the contrast helps it to pop some more...

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    I like the composition here. Looks like some of the blues are a little blown out. Increasing the contrast might help, but I would be careful not to over due this. It is easily overdone. The blues really seem a little weird over here though and the body seems a little out of focus as Marko state. Could be my monitor though. Anyone else on this one?
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    I'm happy with this one but do agree that birds eye needs to be sharper. I'd be selectively sharpening that whole head if it were me.

    Really nice shot though.

    A few days ago we were out on big bike ride (77 kms in total) and we came around a bend to be faced with 6 peacocks, in pairs, on both sides of the road. None them gave us a display like this though!

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    lovely catch!!! I agree with everyone else re: sharpening the head.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi View Post
    MA the peacocks were probably too busy looking at the colours of the bicycle apparel.
    Yeh they probably thought if they flashed their feathers they'd suffer by comparison to our cycling kit

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    I am going with Marko about a sharper eye. But I do love the colours and the great texture of the feathers!

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    Wow, nice subject! Some of the blues and whites on the birds face look a bit strange to me too. Maybe tweaking tone curves or white balance would help? It could be my monitor though, I think this is a tough subject to capture or display on a computer monitor.

    Also you could experiment more with the cropping. An off center composition might be more dynamic.

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    I find the blues perfect on my monitor.

    But I do find that the red/majenta seems too high.

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