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Yet Another Go !!!!

By WelshKiwi  
Hiya Guys.

Decided to have another go at processing my owl images that I took when I went with Cheryl and Photography Monthly to the Mid Wales Falconry Centre near Welshpool.

I gave up on these cos I couldnt get them (my processing) perfect Sad

But Ive decided Im never going to learn that way.

Crit and comments are important to me, Im never going to get it right otherwise so please be honest with me.

Take care and have a nice day. Smile

Lee L)

Tags: Falconry Wales General Owl Centre Mid Wildlife and nature

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User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
18 Jun 2008 4:16PM
Good work Lee. Solid composition, right amount of DoF - BG suffiently out of focus so as not to distract yet in keeping with the natural environment of the bird. Natural colouring and complimentary presentation. Still would prefer a tad more 'punch' but - that's me (as you know Wink)
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 4:16PM
looks OK to me Lee Wink

G73photography 15 417 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 4:23PM
good image of the owl, dof not too distracting but id be tempted to crop a little off the LHS and maybe a smaller border too, G
Shroomer 14 14 167 England
18 Jun 2008 4:40PM
Splendid detailed image Lee. I would be inclined to lose the border or have a more subtle one and throw the bg out just a little more.
proz 16 205 United States
18 Jun 2008 4:47PM
good comp and detail Lee, nothing to sneeze at in this shot. Presentation tips from the posts prior to mine seem wise advice too.
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
18 Jun 2008 4:53PM
Great shot lovethe detail well captured
WelshKiwi 13 3.2k 2 Wales
18 Jun 2008 5:09PM
Thanks Guys.

Re the presentation.


I do my borders Image/ canvas size/ then I add two onto the numbers that are specified. It never seems to work when I do it less than two. Now you know why I dont do borders lol Wink

Thanks for the comments guys, I agree with them totaly but now you know why !!!!

Lee Smile
G73photography 15 417 15 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 5:11PM

Quote:Thanks Guys.

Re the presentation.


make sure RELATIVE is ticked, I generally on epz sizes go for about 3 to 5 pixel for first border then about 50-200 pixels for next border and 3 to 5 for final border... expample in mods.
csurry 19 9.2k 92
18 Jun 2008 8:05PM
The main points are

1) Lose the dodgy coloured border - if you have to use something stick to black or white or some combination thereof. Have to say that on very few images do these borders borrowing a colour from the image actually enhance the presentation.

2) It does look a little flat, but I'm viewing on the laptop so that could be down to my setup rather than your pic necessarily.

3) Think it needed just a little more of the stump below Oscar's feet. He's a bit too close to the bottom of the frame for me, making the composition a little tight.

4) I'd probably try the dodge tool a little on the eyes only set to 2% and then possibly increase the saturation a tiny bit on them, just so that they pop from the face a little more.

And there's more, but I think that is enough to be going on with...

Well you did ask
WelshKiwi 13 3.2k 2 Wales
18 Jun 2008 8:16PM
Thank You Cheryl, so much.

Your comments and expertise mean so much to me. I suppose I had better go and try again now Smile

Thans also to everyone else e my presentation. LOL, I didnt even realise the colour of the border matched the bird......

Lee Smile
newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 9:55PM
The border is a no no lol,but id be happy with this Lee great detail and dof as has been said a little crop off the left would make it better,,

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