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01/07/2006 06:49:26 PM · #1
I took these photos and I photoshopped them (to the best of my limited knowledge) and would appreciate comments on how to do a better job, especially on the swan's head.. it looks blown out in one spot... I would also be grateful for any reviews of the new photos I put in my portfolio thank you' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/48513/thumb/277845.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/48513/thumb/277845.jpg', '/') + 1) . '& ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/48513/thumb/277799.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/48513/thumb/277799.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2006-01-07 18:52:44.
01/07/2006 08:04:23 PM · #2
Well they are lovely shots. One problem. that isn't a swan, that's a gray goose lol.

I like the first one a lot though. Love the pose, the clarity. Very nice!~
01/07/2006 08:05:53 PM · #3
They are actually Toulouse Geese...
01/07/2006 08:26:22 PM · #4
Grin.. ok, I don't know my birds lol. and many thanks to you who have pointred that out :) also, thank you for taking the time to leave comments at my portfolio too.....I take all suggestions seriously and practise making the changes suggested.
01/07/2006 08:30:34 PM · #5
Left comment.
01/07/2006 08:38:42 PM · #6
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Message edited by author 2006-01-07 20:40:31.
01/07/2006 08:42:41 PM · #7
Honesty - and I learned this the hard way by posting a goose shot at PhotoBlink and getting killed! those guys know their birds. So - these are over exposed. For shots like these you have to do whatever you can to get the detail in the white areas. The nexk of the first one is blown and the back end of the second is totally blown. The first oneis oversharpened. The second one shouldn't habe the empty space behind the bird - put that in front of the bird. We don't care where he has been , rather where he is headed. Finally, do whatever you can to get two things: 1) killer sharpenss and feather detail without too much sharpening, and 2) must have an eye glint! So postion yourself and pick your time of day to ensure and eye glint.

Stick with it!
01/07/2006 08:47:02 PM · #8
Here's my version.

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01/07/2006 08:55:12 PM · #9
Your version looks much better than mine... thanks!
01/07/2006 09:00:15 PM · #10
Originally posted by MacClavey:

Your version looks much better than mine... thanks!

You're welcome. And no PhotoShop was used. Just Picasa.
01/07/2006 09:04:34 PM · #11
This is a tough one. I agree with what tcmartin said. But anyway, here's the best I could do;

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Photoshop: levels, curves, selective colour, some dodging/burning, and unsharp mask.
01/07/2006 09:06:14 PM · #12
thank you tcmartin... your comments are right on and I will rememeber to show where my subjects are going in the future :)
01/07/2006 09:07:53 PM · #13
thank you jhonan....... how did you get that much detail?... well, I have much to learn and am grateful for this forum
01/07/2006 09:18:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by MacClavey:

thank you jhonan....... how did you get that much detail?...

Unsharp mask. And maybe the dodging I did around the neck and tail to bring out some detail in the feathers which were in shadow.
01/07/2006 10:57:21 PM · #15
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

They are actually Toulouse Geese...


Are you sure??? I thought they looked like african geese, but then again I could be wrong.

Ray
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