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Gulls seem to be my thing at the moment - I suppose they are fairly obvious at the seaside. Gull and roof shot in Bridlington a couple of weeks ago. sky added to try and give a bit of impact. Gull shot exposed as silhouette but sky flat. A bit of work on the joint and a smart sharpen. Didn't think I should try and put any detail back in the Gull?


EOS 40D with 18/250 OS Sigma at 250mm actual. Aperture priority f9 and about 1/600 - ISO 400.

Paul

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:18/250 os sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Last Light
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:11 Feb 2012 - 2:40 PM
Tags:Gull, Manipulate, Silhouette, Sky., Wildlife / nature
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banehawi
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12 Feb 2012 - 12:06 AM

Good job with adding the sky. Gulls are very much overlooked as subjects, - they can often make a nice shot.

I would leave the gull as silhouette, - suits the sky.



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mhfore
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12 Feb 2012 - 10:19 PM

Sorry Paul this sky doesn't work for me, the camera angle is looking up at the bird and the sky carries on downwards (not that this can't be captured). If the distinct line just up from the bottom was the horizon and everything below was the ocean then it would work as a marriage. I'm guessing by the outline around the Gull and it's perch with the slight glowing edge that this section was selcted. If your using Photoshop/cs? It can help (sometimes) when making a selection to go to "Modify" and add 1 pixel just to make things a touch tighter. Also if the edge was something like grass you should then go to "Refine Edge" and add 0.5 feather.

Certainly a good image for a silhouette.

Martin

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semismooth
14 Feb 2012 - 8:18 PM

Re the sky. the top half of the sky is I think quite acceptable but the lower part gives the impression of being above the clouds looking down. Your comment on my seagull is spot on ,it is a fairly tight crop,hence the increased noise.

kind regards

John

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