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By starstriders
Taken at the Usk Show on Saturday.

Cropped to 65% of full frame, desaturated all but the eyes via the channel mixer. Sepia toned. Adjusted contrast.

Details:
f5
1/200sec
140mm focal length

All comments/crit/mods more than welcome.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

Voters: Marian, Atlas, RipleyExile and 21 more

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Comments


RipleyExile 12 1.6k 17 England
15 Sep 2005 10:55AM
Lovely detail. The eyes really stand out.

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elcid 11 150 England
15 Sep 2005 10:57AM
Great shot, nice one.

Bill.
cdm36 Plus
12 391 7 England
15 Sep 2005 10:58AM
Good use of selective colouration to make the eyes really stand out, maybe just a tad noisy on the bground in the large version but easily cured Smile.

Chris.
starstriders 11 1.6k United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 10:59AM
Wasn't sure what to do with the noise, would appreciate any advice! Cheers.
VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 11:28AM
Hi Lauren, I had a go at removing the noise using a program call Neat Image. What I did was select the bg & put it through neat image at 100%, that I think killed the bg noise, I also trimmed the beak a bit & it was well over grown, this is something the keeper will need to do for real sometime.

Cracking shot of a beautiful bird. I like the way you kept the eye detail, looks really good.

Vince
starstriders 11 1.6k United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 11:39AM
Ah ok, thanks, Vince. That's better.
ericfaragh 12 123 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 1:23PM
Striking image, great close up detail. Well done.
AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 1:25PM
Superb piece of work Lauren - love the effect of those eyes.
Lutz 10 2 Namibia
15 Sep 2005 2:32PM
Nothing to modify here, good work/capture.
sandyb 11 34 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 10:35PM
superb great selective colour. great detail sandyb
Pete Plus
14 18.8k 96 England
15 Sep 2005 11:04PM
Eye's are perfect! Noise is a problem
Keelo 12 18 Australia
15 Sep 2005 11:19PM
Stunning shot, the eyes are so mesmerising that I didn't even see the noise.
VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 11:44PM
Just popped in to see how this image got on, there it is, an HC. Congratulations Lauren, simply well deserved.

Vince
starstriders 11 1.6k United Kingdom
16 Sep 2005 1:09AM
Cheers again all, I will have a go at fixing the noise problem tonight. Thanks for all the feedback.
fossilized 11 79 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2005 2:01AM
The selective colouring works really well on this - a very striking image. Congrats on the well deserved HC.
Marian 10 62 England
30 Sep 2005 9:42AM
Congs on the HC, it's an excellent image.
Marian

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