Back Modifications (4)
Views: 52 (26 Unique)  Award Shortlist   

Happy Spring In The Arctic

By Zeevkirshenboim
Spitsbergen. A huge amount of Little Auks are located on the cliffs, breeding...

Tags: Wildlife and nature Little Auk

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3864 Canada
19 Jun 2017 12:32PM
This is an excellent shot.

In post processing its possible to extract a little more detail in the white feathers, and apply local sharpening, as in the mod, but its hard to realy make significant improvements



Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Thank you. Good advice.
dudler Plus
14 690 1320 England
19 Jun 2017 1:50PM
I went for a crop as well as a little tonal tweaking.

Excellent image, and one I know I couldn't ever produce myself.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2017 1:54PM
Apologies first of all, my modification has uploaded twice - that's the second time today that has happened.

Black fur or feathers, white fur or feathers - always tricky to expose for, put them together in a subject and you are going to need to make some adjustments.

I lightened shadows and darkened highlights by 5% each, then used the burn tool set to midtones, 3% exposure, with a large brush, over the white feathers, to enhance detail. Then I lighteened very slightly overall..

I was considering a square crop as the next move, John has done that.
paulbroad 10 123 1238 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2017 2:22PM
It is a nice shot in most respects. I would stay with the landscape format, but might reverse the image unless absolute accuracy is required. Just a touch of sharpening needed and that might be due to the high ISO which will soften things.

You have done very well to keep the eyes visible. I know, only too well, how difficult this is and the gear will be fairly heavy.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.