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I'm not quite sure how to process this bird. In CS4, add clarity to the body and less clarity on the features to give it surreal effect? Any other ideas.

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Title:White Peacock
Username:kinidaho kinidaho
Uploaded:24 Jun 2009 - 1:44 AM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 2:01 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: I'm not quite sure how to process this bird. In CS4, add clarity to the body and less clarity on the features to give it surreal effect?

Actually I think your photo, just as it stands, has a slightly surreal effect. Smile

A different effect and mood to the picture could be achieved by increasing contrast, and toning down the brightness, by a combination of levels, curves and the shadows/highlights tool. I've uploaded a mod for you as an example. Hope that helps a bit.

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User_Removed
24 Jun 2009 - 2:29 AM

I like it just fine as it is, Its better in my mind for being lighter

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:05 AM

i find it strange to look at, it's a beautiful image, but just white, hmm, don't know!!!

Martin.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 6:17 AM

Nice image, nice crop. My mod just brightens and shaprnes the head. Why not try three processes and present it as a tryptych?

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 24 Jun 2009 - 6:18 AM

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mikepearce
24 Jun 2009 - 9:18 AM

great image

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edsephiroth
24 Jun 2009 - 11:18 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Wow, certainly a subject worth photographing, and makes a refreshing change from types of bird we have all seen before!

In terms of the clarity and sharpness, I feel it falls a little awkwardly between the two - I think something as delicate and detailed as this needs to either be quite blurred and dreamy-looking, or as pin-sharp across the image, rather than a mix of the two.

Compositionally, I feel uncomfortable with the slightly off-centred and half-show approach. I would personally have either had the bird's body bang in the horizontal centre or placed it according to the rule of thirds - the position chosen is neither one nor the other.
I also feel it should have been cropped at the base of the bird's body or shown the whole body (legs included) and again, not somewhere in between, for a more "comfortable" image to result. But minor gripes on a great image!! :o)

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10821 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2009 - 11:54 PM

Its difficult to comment on what surreal means, - as its different to everyone.

Ive loaded what this means to me with this image.

I suggest you experiment with filters, distortions, etc and see what comes out of it.

Rgeards


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kinidaho
kinidaho  5 United States
25 Jun 2009 - 12:37 AM

banehawi - Well, that's surreal.

All, Yes, I'm experimenting with filters, distortion and the like. It is great to get the suggestions everyone has provided. It does show how subjective this can be. Thanks for all the comments.

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