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Pelican 2

By FeatherFriend
This is another shot of one of the Pelicans taken at Dartmoor Zoological Park. I have done a bit of editing in PS to try and create (for want of a better word) a more dramatic image. V2 is the original so that a comparison can be made. Please feel free to offer any comments, good or bad if you can spare the time.
Large view is best.
Regards,
Geoff.

f/5.6 1/400sec ISO200 H/Held.

Tags: Wildlife Birds Pelican Waterbird Wildlife and nature Zoological park

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Comments


23 Apr 2008 6:32PM
Well captured Geoff,
Fred.

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luxaeternam 12 21 1
23 Apr 2008 6:35PM
Full belly? Superb capture, and you've warmed it up quite nicely.
Smile Lucy
AlanBW 13 20 England
23 Apr 2008 6:36PM
Wonderful lighting and detail, V1 is my preference
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
23 Apr 2008 6:38PM
V1 is definately morre dramatic. Would like to know what you did in ps to alter this image. The original is good but the touched up version is miles better.
Paul
SueTurner 14 81 3 England
23 Apr 2008 6:39PM
also like v 1 - Sue
Fearniespurs 12 17 1 Wales
23 Apr 2008 6:40PM
cracking image well done
piccy 13 8 Wales
23 Apr 2008 6:41PM
I like the changes you've made. nice feather details.
freda
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 6:45PM
Excellent work
v1 is beautiful.
Helen
Crazee1ady 11 16
23 Apr 2008 6:52PM
LOL Its going to appear like a mutual appreciation society ;o) but I really like what you have done with this. It caught my eye straight away then I saw it was an upload of yours Love the tweaks in PS.Look like a tweak with levels, hue and saturation?? Maybe a bit of dodge n burn? Bet all guesses are wrong......nevertheless great results.
vagabond 13 39 1 Wales
23 Apr 2008 6:56PM
Great shot. I agree v1 works best.
Jeff.
Artois 13 405 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 6:58PM
superb detail in both, the colour is so much better in v1.
Stella
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
23 Apr 2008 7:02PM

Quote:LOL Its going to appear like a mutual appreciation society ;o) but I really like what you have done with this. It caught my eye straight away then I saw it was an upload of yours Love the tweaks in PS.Look like a tweak with levels, hue and saturation?? Maybe a bit of dodge n burn? Bet all guesses are wrong......nevertheless great results.

Yes, well done, you have more or less hit the nail on the head, but add to this a little 'Digital Velvia.'
Geoff.
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
23 Apr 2008 7:07PM
Wow that's great, what an amazing bird.
Love all the detail you've captured there.
Good work.

B.
HelenO 12 46 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:07PM
Fabulous detail and light. An inspiring shot. J
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:07PM
A lovely capture and your work in PS has added to make a superb image.

gill
23 Apr 2008 7:10PM
A geat shot. I like what you have done to get version 2.

Sid
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 7:15PM
Brilliant Geoff The warmth really works

dave
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
23 Apr 2008 8:00PM
Great lighting and detail in this shot.
Bob
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:10PM
Both versions are superb..the first is a little bit more dramatic. Detail in both is absolutely awesome.
Di
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:12PM
Yes it's paid off, V1 for me.Love the detail. Shaun
23 Apr 2008 8:21PM
The colour boost and curves adjustment has really paid off, image 2 is nice, image 1 is stunning
Barbaraj 12 450 England
23 Apr 2008 8:23PM
A beautiful bird and composition.
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:23PM
V1 for me as well you made it look vibrant, a great shot made even better - well done Ina
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:24PM
Wonderful textures in the feathers and beak. V1 best for me.

Phil.
23 Apr 2008 8:27PM
Beautiful detail. Number one for me got beautiful colors.
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 8:31PM
What an ugly bird..reminds me of someone I used to know,great detail and pose though....
Gerry
proz 15 205 United States
23 Apr 2008 8:45PM
detail, light and colors are superb
baxster 11 England
23 Apr 2008 8:59PM
TWO SUPER CLOSE UP CAPTURES,WELL DONE.
IAN
daffydill56 15 190 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 9:17PM
Wonderful detail once again Geoff. Super PS work which improves the image no end.Therefore V1 for me too.
User_Removed 13 16 England
23 Apr 2008 9:31PM
Original's a great shot, and you've processed it to perfection
Andrew
skewey 13 31 England
23 Apr 2008 9:40PM
Great capture again Geoff
Paul
challicew 11 1 1 South Africa
23 Apr 2008 9:40PM

Quote:Original's a great shot, and you've processed it to perfection
Andrew



Ditto and CLICK
pluckyfilly 12 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 9:59PM
I couldnt have done better and think you have made a grand job
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
23 Apr 2008 10:03PM
Yes you have pulled good colour and detail out of the RAW original and produced a fine image.
Brian.
23 Apr 2008 10:05PM
No 1 is a cracking image, the work you have done adds lots of impact.
lammie 14
23 Apr 2008 10:27PM
Lovely image, good detail and colour in the 1st and nice pose. A good job done well.
Don
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
23 Apr 2008 10:42PM
Outstanding original and manipulation!

jennnnn
23 Apr 2008 10:55PM
Superb. Sylvia
digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 11:05PM
Super images Geoff, ver 1 looks warmer and more moody.
Ray
franfoto 11 2 32 England
23 Apr 2008 11:39PM
Nothing I can add to this lot. Superb work Geoff, I'm proud of you.
Fran x
peterboyce 11 1 England
23 Apr 2008 11:40PM
now thats what i call a pelican,great shot.
peter
MandsH 12 England
23 Apr 2008 11:52PM
Two superb shots, feather detail really stands out
mandy
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
23 Apr 2008 11:59PM
Very clear shot Geoff. I love it. A Nat'l Geographic Mag quality.
Dennis
whiteswan01 11 13 England
24 Apr 2008 12:06AM
very nice well done
Dawn
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
24 Apr 2008 12:16AM
May I thank you all for your votes and lovely comments, the response has rather shocked me.
Regards,
ChristineL 14 39 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 8:46AM
beautifully edited with great detail,
Chris.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
24 Apr 2008 8:46AM
What a glorious shot Geoff ! Version number 1 has real punch and the detail is amazing.
Ron
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
24 Apr 2008 10:26AM
1 Really stands out with the pin sharp detail + gorgeous natural looking colour. - gary
paulsteds 15 123 England
24 Apr 2008 11:54AM
An excellent job in PS and nicely captured.
Paul
Shane136 16 63 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 1:31PM
Great shot,nice one

Shane
rmr 12 1 Wales
24 Apr 2008 7:34PM
super detail
well done
mark
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 7:59PM
Superb detail and clarity,great shot,well captured..............

Tony.
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 10:30PM
Tremendous quality in both images
Ray
Pegon 14 78 1 England
25 Apr 2008 9:27PM
A superb shot and excellent PS work.
Pete.
abtuie 15 7
25 Apr 2008 10:10PM
Geoff - this is outstanding, and the way you've processed the image adds the final touch to an already excellent picture.

AC
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2008 4:55PM
V.1 is excellent the work you have done has given this a superb effect, even though the original Image is outstanding,
Alan
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 7:52PM
Wonderful shot Geoff and I love the processing you've applied making the pelican glow and definitely adding drama
Tim
geoffrey baker 15 501 1 Wales
11 May 2008 9:12PM
An excellent photo, glad to take it to the 100 mark.
Geoff.
bunbeam 13 2 United Kingdom
24 May 2008 11:43PM
Amazing.. superb pelican images.. I saw them yesterday at sparkwell and one of them nearly had my arm off (I got too close)
bunSmile
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
28 May 2008 11:56AM
Superb lighting

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