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Pelican 3

By FeatherFriend
This is another in my Pelican series.
Once again, I have processed the RAW file in PS and edited the shot to show just what can be achieved with limited knowledge.
This effect has been achieved using a combination of 'levels', 'saturation', a touch of 'dodge & burn', and 'Digital Velvia'. The original file is also shown (version 2) for you to make a comparison. Hope you like it as much as my previous Pelican.
Thank you for all your votes and comments on my last upload, very much appreciated, have a good week.

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

Tags: Wildlife Birds Pelican Waterbird Wildlife and nature Zoological park

Voters: Darren_M, whiteswan01, gerrymac and 82 more


Darren_M 13 52 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:06PM
Excellent image.


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whiteswan01 11 13 England
28 Apr 2008 2:07PM
Superb well done V1 for me well done
gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:07PM
Recognized the thumbnail Geoff,the ugly bird looks better here,maybe I've had too much to drink...super detail ,light and dof...great shot,grace any magazine..
franfoto 11 2 32 England
28 Apr 2008 2:15PM
Another brilliant presentation Geoff, superb detail.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
28 Apr 2008 2:17PM
Great processing-- Obviously the digital darkroom is a fantastic tool --

Excellent image!

Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:21PM
Both images are superb (as usual) detail is extraordinary - can not choose between the two.
AlanBW 13 20 England
28 Apr 2008 2:25PM
Superb work, V1 is fantastic
28 Apr 2008 2:28PM
Super image, lovely light,
plugin 14 1 Canada
28 Apr 2008 2:33PM
Fantastic image.. awesome processing.. well done.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:35PM
yes great finishing touches and very worthy of all your hard work
28 Apr 2008 2:38PM
Certainly worth the digital improvment. Sylvia
Artois 13 405 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 2:47PM
a great shot and v1 really stands out
BarbaraR 13 22 1 England
28 Apr 2008 2:50PM
Superb, a work of art he is ! Well done.

User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 3:11PM
Superb in all aspects Geaff

28 Apr 2008 3:58PM
Excellent again! JNC
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 3:59PM
Fantastic colours and detail, great looking portfolio too.
Greyheron 17 282 7 England
28 Apr 2008 4:04PM
Nice work Geoff.

piccy 13 8 Wales
28 Apr 2008 4:12PM
You've certainly made a very pleasing difference to it. Very nice work.
danbrann 14 640 17
28 Apr 2008 4:14PM
A supeb image. Very well worked and presented.
28 Apr 2008 4:28PM
Stunning shot.
User_Removed 13 16 England
28 Apr 2008 4:34PM
Beautiful resulting image, and great processing
MickyMc 11 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 4:37PM
What a difference a twiddle makes, great shot.
28 Apr 2008 4:43PM
This is truly an amazing picture, the quality and detail superb, the transformation from RAW to finish is 1st class.
Cormy 11 3 England
28 Apr 2008 4:50PM
Superbly detailed shot.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 4:56PM
The detail is all there in v2, but you have carried out some great processing Geoff
TyChee Plus
14 275 1 United States
28 Apr 2008 4:57PM
Excellent lighting and detail.
MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 5:05PM
...another excellent pelican shot...well done Geoff.

28 Apr 2008 5:16PM
That's another stunner, like tis one the best. Has so much detail and a love the composition.
vulkan 12 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 5:38PM
brilliant capture...super sharp
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
28 Apr 2008 5:47PM
Superb PS work Geoff on a great posed capture. Just goes to show what can be done
Great capture
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 6:29PM
Another lovely detailed shot i prefer v2. Shaun
28 Apr 2008 6:56PM
Looks different, and sharp.
Thanks for showing what you can do with RAW.
I'm still scared of it, worried about the number of shots you can take compared to JPEGs.
luxaeternam 12 21 1
28 Apr 2008 7:26PM
Stunning detail Geoff. Wow!
Smile Lucy
rmr 12 1 Wales
28 Apr 2008 10:02PM
superb detail geoff
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:14PM
I enjoy seeing the befores and afters, and in this case I think you have made a magnificent transformation.
norton 15 6 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 10:40PM
Excellent shot,well captured..............

SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
28 Apr 2008 10:55PM
..another stunner!
digiray63 12 4 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2008 11:05PM
A wonderful image Geoff, lovely work.
MandsH 12 England
29 Apr 2008 12:07AM
You've made him look superb, sounds quite difficult to me.
daffydill56 15 190 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 8:57AM
Fantastic detail in the bird. You are on a winner here.

29 Apr 2008 4:36PM
Excellent 2 very good.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
29 Apr 2008 6:59PM
Amazing detail captured in this image. Your manipulation is spot on and really makes an improvement.
tigertimb 11 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 7:54PM
Excellent Geoff, not quite as strong as the previous pelican but that's purely down to pose and I love the effect again
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 8:20PM
"be achieved with limited knowledge" now be serious unless you give me step by step instructions I'm not even going to try - you however have worked magic - love the warm glow of V1, super work Ina
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2008 9:22PM
I find these images absolutely awe inspiring...the warmth and incredible detail are just wonderful.
baxster 11 England
29 Apr 2008 11:27PM
another super shot geoff,nice work.
trissie 13 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 7:36PM
Brilliant capture Geoff, love V1.

pennyspike 16 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 8:48PM
Difficult to call, I like the end product but the start image is an interesting comparison.
Shane136 16 63 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2008 11:06PM
Great shot, well taken

jdh2 13 1 1 United States
1 May 2008 2:31AM
worth the effort. Beautiful detail in shadow of bird tail area. Very nice tones. Excellent job.

Pegon 14 78 1 England
1 May 2008 2:30PM
A cracking shot and nice PS work.
Valerie1 11 68 Northern Ireland
1 May 2008 7:21PM
Great processing. Love the detail it has brought up in the shot. Lovely lighting too.
abtuie 15 7
1 May 2008 10:30PM
Another excellent pelican shot, Geoff. Well done.

Angi_Wallace Plus
11 223 10 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 11:07AM
I had shortlisted two of your photos this week, this and the speckled pigeon, and ended up with both in my favourite 5 of the week - then I had great difficulty choosing my favourite, this won only just followed by your pigeon. Keep up your fabulous work.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
5 May 2008 12:26PM
Hi Angi,
I feel honoured that you should choose either shot for an award, you are so kind and your support is most appreciated. will try to do more like this as the effect seems to go down quite well. Once again many many thanks.
pascalg 12 37 France
12 May 2008 7:07AM
caught by the light in the thumbnail...
stunning details
alexshairp 11 7 Scotland
16 Aug 2008 6:52PM
OK, I have just been enthralled by your portfolio, flicking through fabulous shot after great shot after amazing shot...and I thought there was no way I would possibly find a favourite--right until now.

This is one of the most perfect photos I have seen on here!
Your work is outstanding: I give unto you all the kudos there is to give.

Sadly I have nothing physical to give, but enjoy my regards.

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