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08-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Hello its still raining and not getting out and about so I use what I have here to shoot they are birds birds and more birds but its all practice and its all good practice as well. anyway these 2 are starting to come back Mrs King parrot is a tad shy and harder to shot while hubby is a big show off when ever I do get a good try at her he move's in the line oh he is such a pretty boy and the camera loves him Mrs King sits higher in the tree and mostly has her back turned when they are on the ground eating so she is hard to get. Anyway have a look please and comments are more then welcome.
08-20-2011, 12:58 PM
Hi Nikkie this is a nice series of shots. Is that raindrops on the bird’s feathers in the first 2? I like #3. Good focus on the eye and nice use of DOF to separate the bird from the background. Composition is also quite nice. #5 also has a good focus on the eye but the amount of surrounding grass detracts a bit IMO. You might like to try a vertical crop to keep attention on the bird. I like the back view wing details. Nice shots.
Lovely series of your King Parrot visitors. We also have had horrible weather in Sydney with lots of wind, cold and rain.
I agree with Shirley's comments and No. 3 is also my favourite. I personally love a nice soft shallow DOF (Depth of Field) which really makes the bird stand out in this one. Nice focus too, especially on the eye, which is so important in bird, animal and also people shots.
I am presuming you have used Photoshop to edit Nos. 1 and No. 3.... and possibly No. 2. I feel that you may have been a bit 'heavy-handed' with the saturation in the first shot as the colours are a quite bright and he has gone a bit blue... even his feet. :D :D But, we learn Photoshop by trial and error and practice also.
I think you are progressing wonderfully. Please keep posting.
08-20-2011, 07:14 PM
Hello Shirley thank you for your kind words and for your CC yes that is raindrops on the birds back I was going to try and remove them but then I thought no to me its a tad different and it was the way it was natrure is not always persfect I guess but the more I looked at it the more I like it.
Kaye thank you as well for you kind words #1 and #2 yes I did over do the PP not use to not having to do it as my photos only a week or so ago were all bad and yes needed to be hevey handed Ive had paint-shop photo pro for over 10 years but did not use it for pp on photos much or if I did it was more about manipulation and making sigtages avvies and things like that more until now so now after been use to psp I move up into the world for pp and got LR and photoshop yes I do need to use them the right way and have been watching some lessons but 2 days of owning it is not long at all. Also that is why I posted all of the above as #1 and 2 have been over done but the rest of them I only did an auto levels on them that is the only pp I did oh and yes resize for web I did it that was because I was trying to figure out for myself if I was pping something that did not really need pping or only needed a little so now I see the others should have not had any at all thats great news straight off the camera :) thank you both so much once again
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