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stretch

By pluckyfilly
I would be interested in members views as I grabbed this image and tried to blur the background using PS but found it almost impossible to get a true effect and not being a fan of black and white generally I found this worked for me, I will add the variant then you can judge for yourselves if you please, thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload and to LonelyOryx for his mod very much appreciated. A very wet start to our day here but not to be daunted will be out and about, hope you have a good one. F11 s/s1/200 iso 400

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: barbarahirst, VIKI, ugly and 38 more

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Comments


19 Jan 2009 8:09AM
looks good to me in mono

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ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 8:22AM
Very nice mono work...
V1 for me V2 needs to have something added to inhance the shot water and sky may be...

Dave
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
19 Jan 2009 8:42AM
Well captured, Ann, like V.3 the best. Carol
19 Jan 2009 8:43AM
Great shot,i like vi as well.
Dave
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
19 Jan 2009 8:45AM
Really like the mono version !
John
goso 10 2 1 Australia
19 Jan 2009 8:57AM
Vers.3 for me Ann - well done........Bill
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
19 Jan 2009 9:34AM
V3 for me, looks like an angel with his wings like that.
19 Jan 2009 10:02AM
Like v1 and 3 best , though v2 looks quite surreal, he looks as if he's flying more like an angel.
Sylvia
DeSilver Plus
9 13 11 England
19 Jan 2009 10:16AM
Its V1 + V3 for me this time Ann, I can't make my mind up about V2 but as I said the other two are good. Smile



David.
janty66 9 3 England
19 Jan 2009 10:41AM
V1 for me, works really well in mono..
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 11:10AM
I love version 3 especially Ann..the colour really brings the image to life.
Di
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
19 Jan 2009 1:27PM
super shots Ann
Adam_H 8 62 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 2:21PM
I love V1 & i like the unusual V2 as well, Well captured and it suits Mono.
Adam..
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
19 Jan 2009 2:59PM
Fantastic work Ann, V1 for me.
Bob
19 Jan 2009 4:10PM
Great Series of shots, Ann.
I like V2 myself.
No upload today no time left after medical.Just commenting and Voting.
Peter
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 4:15PM
Well timed capture Ann - sorry there is a but - in V2 I would suggest that you dont blurr the foreground cause it makes it look as though the swan is suspended in midair, the blurr works really well but how about uploading a version where foreground is not blurred or less blurred. Regards Ina
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 5:08PM
Great B/W image V1 Ann but V3 i think for me the comp and detail in these images is spot on. Shaun PS great camera too, LOL LOL
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
19 Jan 2009 7:07PM
Fine shots Ann.
Ron
Dinney 8 2 England
19 Jan 2009 7:52PM
Like V1 mono Ann but prefer V3. I think you are worrying a bit too much about blurring the bg Ann if this is really what you want try doing it in camera by selecting a larger aperture like f5.6 this will give a much shallower dof.
Kev
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 7:58PM
I am not worried but one does have to try these things and I need the PS experience
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
19 Jan 2009 8:41PM
Hi Ann!

I have posted up mod for you with what I think you were after!? The explanation is on the Mod write up.

Lovely shot by the way that, for me, works better in colour though the Mono is very nice too.

Andy
Rylands 8 1 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2009 9:26PM
Three nice images Ann, but V1 takes the day
Ray
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
19 Jan 2009 10:42PM
V2 made me laugh Ann, it looks like an aggressive angel with that pose.
Have you thought about V1 being in mono but colouring the beak only, might work.
Nice pieces of work, you're braver than me at PS
Richard
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
20 Jan 2009 11:52AM
It seems a very co-operative swan, Ann..is it the same one as previously? Like V1 best, think V2 makes it look like it's suspended in mid air!
TrevB Smile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
20 Jan 2009 4:11PM
Well it's worth having a go to hone your PS skills Ann, but do bear in mind that even if you use a small DOF to blur the BG this would still leave the swan an in focus platform to stand on. Version 2 doesen't work but I'm sure you know that already. A splendid attempt.
Geoff.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 5:43PM
v2 is definitely an interesting shot! I like v3 myself.
Helen
20 Jan 2009 8:50PM
Nice collection of swan shots Ann, thanks for your comment on mine and for puting the ss that you used, that give me a guide.
Vanda
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 9:26PM
Nice mono shot Ann,well timed and captured....................

Tony.
21 Jan 2009 12:05AM
stuning great shot
Dawn
27 Jan 2009 7:27PM
V3 for me Ann.
Gill

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