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Hiya Guys.

Decided to have another go at processing my owl images that I took when I went with Cheryl and Photography Monthly to the Mid Wales Falconry Centre near Welshpool.

I gave up on these cos I couldnt get them (my processing) perfect Sad

But Ive decided Im never going to learn that way.

Crit and comments are important to me, Im never going to get it right otherwise so please be honest with me.

Take care and have a nice day. Smile

Lee L)

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 300mm 2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Yet Another Go !!!!
Username:WelshKiwi WelshKiwi
Uploaded:18 Jun 2008 - 4:09 PM
Tags:Centre, Falconry, General, Mid, Owl, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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User_Removed
18 Jun 2008 - 4:16 PM

Good work Lee. Solid composition, right amount of DoF - BG suffiently out of focus so as not to distract yet in keeping with the natural environment of the bird. Natural colouring and complimentary presentation. Still would prefer a tad more 'punch' but - that's me (as you know Wink)

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tomcat e2 Member 85882 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 4:16 PM

looks OK to me Lee Wink

Adrian

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G73photography
18 Jun 2008 - 4:23 PM

good image of the owl, dof not too distracting but id be tempted to crop a little off the LHS and maybe a smaller border too, G

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 4:40 PM

Splendid detailed image Lee. I would be inclined to lose the border or have a more subtle one and throw the bg out just a little more.
Richard

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proz  9205 forum posts United States
18 Jun 2008 - 4:47 PM

good comp and detail Lee, nothing to sneeze at in this shot. Presentation tips from the posts prior to mine seem wise advice too.

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Mikelane  7 Wales
18 Jun 2008 - 4:53 PM

Great shot lovethe detail well captured
Mike

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WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 5:09 PM

Thanks Guys.

Re the presentation.

"HOW DO YOU DO SMALLER BORDERS LOL" Smile

I do my borders Image/ canvas size/ then I add two onto the numbers that are specified. It never seems to work when I do it less than two. Now you know why I dont do borders lol Wink

Thanks for the comments guys, I agree with them totaly but now you know why !!!!

Lee Smile

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G73photography
18 Jun 2008 - 5:11 PM


Quote: Thanks Guys.

Re the presentation.

"HOW DO YOU DO SMALLER BORDERS LOL"


make sure RELATIVE is ticked, I generally on epz sizes go for about 3 to 5 pixel for first border then about 50-200 pixels for next border and 3 to 5 for final border... expample in mods.

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csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 8:05 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The main points are

1) Lose the dodgy coloured border - if you have to use something stick to black or white or some combination thereof. Have to say that on very few images do these borders borrowing a colour from the image actually enhance the presentation.

2) It does look a little flat, but I'm viewing on the laptop so that could be down to my setup rather than your pic necessarily.

3) Think it needed just a little more of the stump below Oscar's feet. He's a bit too close to the bottom of the frame for me, making the composition a little tight.

4) I'd probably try the dodge tool a little on the eyes only set to 2% and then possibly increase the saturation a tiny bit on them, just so that they pop from the face a little more.

And there's more, but I think that is enough to be going on with...

Well you did ask

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WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2008 - 8:16 PM

Thank You Cheryl, so much.

Your comments and expertise mean so much to me. I suppose I had better go and try again now Smile

Thans also to everyone else e my presentation. LOL, I didnt even realise the colour of the border matched the bird......

Lee Smile

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 - 9:55 PM

The border is a no no lol,but id be happy with this Lee great detail and dof as has been said a little crop off the left would make it better,,
ian

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