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exposure 12 3.7k England
4 Nov 2005 12:13PM
Lovely eye detail and iridescent colours and composition.

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foxybrown 11 368
4 Nov 2005 12:14PM
good lighting, i like the shallow DOF
MoWiz 11 114 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 12:18PM
Amazing clarity and detail
pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
4 Nov 2005 12:29PM
Superb shot.Great detail
tonymarq 10 1 United States
4 Nov 2005 12:32PM
Great capture Dave! love the detail and color of his eye!

stay well and grea weekend!
Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 12:36PM
what detail ... large version is a must..
TonyA 11 11 Spain
4 Nov 2005 12:59PM
Great portrait of the pigeon with magnificent colors and excellent detail on the plumage.

Pegon 11 78 1 England
4 Nov 2005 1:45PM
Superb detail and colour.
KBan 11 490 4 England
4 Nov 2005 1:47PM
good detail
Ajack 10
4 Nov 2005 1:53PM
Might be just a pidgeon but,it's a very good shot,lovely detail.
lloydy 11 18 Wales
4 Nov 2005 2:06PM
Great detail
mystery1962 13 23 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 3:31PM
i think he's lovely*
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2005 4:00PM
Good detail and colour!
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
4 Nov 2005 4:02PM
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.

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.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
5 Nov 2005 12:58AM
Good shot. Nice eye, and the feather detail and colour is excellent.

hayleyk 11 56 England
5 Nov 2005 1:20AM
Lovely shot and detail
ginz04 12 281 20 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2005 1:31AM
there is a clarity in this pic - eye colour is great - lovely shot
billbris 11 3
5 Nov 2005 1:35AM
Terrific capture - the sharpness of the subject against the strongly blurred background gives an almost 3-D effect.

thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
5 Nov 2005 4:34AM
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
5 Nov 2005 5:41AM
Nice shot Dave,Good rich colour,Nice detail, the image jumps out at you..Nice one.
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
5 Nov 2005 6:43AM
Just a very fine Pigeon Portrait---he has the best ! eyes!
turtle1 12 41 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2005 12:20PM
Love how you've caught the colours and eye detail on this

6 Nov 2005 7:05AM
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.

vparmar 11 7 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2005 1:59AM
wonderful shot well captured

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

Ceciliat 11 6 Philippines
7 Nov 2005 2:03PM
Excellent composition, colour and sharpness. I like the blur bg too...
Well done...

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