DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Location: Outdoor
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2012

I saw this bird in our block and quite get interested. I'm not sure if its a parrot or cacatu anyway its a bird. I'm happy on my conversion in black and white.

-ambient light

Place: 34 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.3397
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2353
Avg (non-participants): 6.4648
Views since voting: 541
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 156
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

Please log in or register to add your comments!

03/02/2012 11:51:50 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Your buddy is indeed an African Grey parrot and they're amongst the smartest of all parrots; I gave you an 8 in voting. They also have wonderful grey tones in their feathers, which you managed to capture quite well and which translated to b/w nicely. Like the tilt of the head and comp, though the top of the head/beak is a tad bleachy - ISO 200 may have been enough to get all the detail, or it could have been burned out as this was an Advanced challenge. The contrasty background offsets the bird very well, very yin/yang. The focus on the eye is great, as it needs to be in an image like this.

Only real nitpick I can see is the shallow dof. Most lenses aren't at their best wide-open. If you can, try reshooting with a deeper dof and a slower shutter speed - he's clearly not afraid of you and he's on a perch, he's not in flight, 1/640 should be fine. Have fun!

Feel free to PM me

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2012 08:26:35 PM
Originally posted by Basta:

I expected this would place much higher .. and here is info about your subject Afican grey

I hope also that it would place higher..

Thank you Basta!
02/27/2012 07:23:11 AM
I expected this would place much higher .. and here is info about your subject Afican grey
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 03:27:35 PM
Hehe, great expression.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/25/2012 12:19:58 PM
Great job. I would think that this is what B & W is all about.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/24/2012 12:05:35 PM
Perfect title for this amazing shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2012 08:02:04 AM
I like this a lot. ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2012 02:34:59 AM
Pet birds can have really big personalities and I think this guy certainly does :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/20/2012 02:32:48 AM
Great use of dof
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2023 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Current Server Time: 12/01/2023 02:08:34 PM EST.