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Cassowary

By peel3081
At present I am in the process of scanning my old negatives and filing them on the computer. I came across this magnificent bird at Chester zoo c 1970. Sharpened and a little more saturation added in Photoshop. The Cassowary is a large flightless bird native to Australia, it grows to about 2 metres and the colours are as vivid as they appear in the photo. Peter

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Comments


1 Jan 2009 3:57PM
Lovely shot, great colours. Have been lucky enough to see one in the wild in Oz and htey are magnificent birds!!
DOGSBODY 13 1.4k 30 England
1 Jan 2009 4:16PM
This bird really shows it's prehistoric ancestry. Nice one. Andy
CathR 15 151 564 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2009 4:56PM
I have never heard of these strange looking birds. Lovely colours, Peter and you have managed to get the bird in a natural setting but the foliage does not interfere with the view of the bird.

I felt the background is a bit bright and competes for attention with the bird. Perhaps when you saturated the image the background became a bit too overpowering. My mod takes the edge off the colour and also clones out the couple of bright spots in the background, so we can focus on the bird.

Best wishes

Catherine
evanmonaco 13 1
2 Jan 2009 5:49AM
I found this image a bit 'sharp'
Maybe it would look better with a bit of blur. Just a bit. Wink

Best

E

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