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Camera:Evolt E-300
Lens:Sigma 55-200
Title:Just a Pigeon
Username:bitterr_sweett bitterr_sweett
Uploaded:4 Nov 2005 - 12:06 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro
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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
4 Nov 2005 - 12:13 PM

Lovely eye detail and iridescent colours and composition.
Pauline.

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foxybrown
foxybrown  9368 forum posts
4 Nov 2005 - 12:14 PM

good lighting, i like the shallow DOF

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MoWiz
MoWiz  9114 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 - 12:18 PM

Amazing clarity and detail
MO

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pcjackso
pcjackso Junior Member 9
4 Nov 2005 - 12:29 PM

Superb shot.Great detail
Pauline

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tonymarq
tonymarq  8 United States
4 Nov 2005 - 12:32 PM

Great capture Dave! love the detail and color of his eye!

stay well and grea weekend!
tonymarq

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Bluke
Bluke e2 Member 9303 forum postsBluke vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2005 - 12:36 PM

what detail ... large version is a must..
babs

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
4 Nov 2005 - 12:59 PM

Great portrait of the pigeon with magnificent colors and excellent detail on the plumage.

Antonio

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2005 - 1:45 PM

Superb detail and colour.
Pete.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2005 - 1:47 PM

good detail
keith

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Ajack
Ajack  8
4 Nov 2005 - 1:53 PM

Might be just a pidgeon but,it's a very good shot,lovely detail.
Alan

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lloydy
lloydy  9 Wales
4 Nov 2005 - 2:06 PM

Great detail
Pete

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mystery1962
4 Nov 2005 - 3:31 PM

i think he's lovely*

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GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2005 - 4:00 PM

Good detail and colour!
gill

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2005 - 4:02 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Good solid shot, you have the detail and a good profile, if interested you can even get more from this shot. I put the steps below for you to try. Spot on! Click!!!


1. Increase highlights by 50%
2. Sharpen 1 pixel deep, 50%
3. Decrease saturation - 14
4. Set input levels to 0 0.71 255
5. Select the bridge of the beak were it is all white, go to photo filter, uncheck luminosity, then select sepia, 25% and apply.
6. Increase contrast +10

These steps will work in Photo Elements 3.0 of CS 1 or 2. Will give you a whole new look, one that I think you will find interesting.


Greg

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bitterr_sweett

Thanks to all for your clicks and comments.

Greg I tried what you said and I will now use those settings and keep them in my bag of tricks. Thanks Greg.

Dave

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2005 - 12:58 AM

Good shot. Nice eye, and the feather detail and colour is excellent.

Brian.

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hayleyk
hayleyk  956 forum posts England
5 Nov 2005 - 1:20 AM

Lovely shot and detail
hayley

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2005 - 1:31 AM

there is a clarity in this pic - eye colour is great - lovely shot

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billbris
billbris  9
5 Nov 2005 - 1:35 AM

Terrific capture - the sharpness of the subject against the strongly blurred background gives an almost 3-D effect.

Bill

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2005 - 4:34 AM

Hi Dave,i like your pigeon portrait,the irridescence of the colours/tone,detail,eye,texture,lighting,dof,exposure and presentation.Awesome capture,close up work and composition.Take care.AnnSmile

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Andy_Davies
5 Nov 2005 - 5:41 AM

Nice shot Dave,Good rich colour,Nice detail, the image jumps out at you..Nice one.
Andy

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2005 - 6:43 AM

Just a very fine Pigeon Portrait---he has the best ! eyes!

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Nov 2005 - 12:20 PM

Love how you've caught the colours and eye detail on this

Barbara

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Big_Beavis
Big_Beavis e2 Member 9Big_Beavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2005 - 7:05 AM

Great shot, well done. Made a copy of Greg's tips. My expertise with PS is a tweak of the contrast and a slight sharpen.

David

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vparmar
vparmar  9 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2005 - 1:59 AM

wonderful shot well captured

vinny

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bitterr_sweett
7 Nov 2005 - 12:10 PM

Thanks All for viewing and clicking, I really appreciate it. I enjoy reading and learning from your comments.

Dave

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
7 Nov 2005 - 2:03 PM

Excellent composition, colour and sharpness. I like the blur bg too...
Well done...
Cesie

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