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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    here is another view of this great Bald Eagle., I took about 20 shots, through a tight cage at the Toronto Zoo, and came home with a few good views.

    Nikon D70
    2005/09/19 04:19:19.1
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
    Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
    Focal Length: 300mm
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    1/400 sec - F/8
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image: Sharp
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: Manual
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
    Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpening: High
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off


    original from the camera

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    modified with ps, I created 5 layers.. background, main head, beek, eye and a colour adjustment layer. On all layers I tuned the levels, colors, saturation, added 1 sharpen to the eye and beek, added 3.3 p gaussian blur to the background. Also, i ajusted the shadow/highlight on the head. I used an eraser tool around the head to blend the scratchy line i made with the lasso tool.

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    any comments are welcome., thanks everyone.
     
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    ok, first of all i must say it's an excellent shot and i like it a lot. i also took the time :)lol:) to edit the pic in windows digital image 2006 which i find has many of photoshop's features but without the hassle of getting to them... :D the shot is marvellous and i just toyed around a bit with saturation and all and got to this:
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    ok, it probably is a matter of taste, mine looks more like a parrott :D, but i like the warmish tones... oh, well, this is mainly what i think, otherwise the image looks nice. and there's also room for a title or headline down there. it's a great shot! :D
     
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    First, your edits seem to have gotten the most out of the original that you might have. I'm not particularly enamored by the composition, subject, etc. but your technical effort has paid off.

    Second, why is Eydryan taking this image and feeling free to mangle and butcher it in that clownish fashion? Because, as he states, "i do things my way and right until now they've worked quite fine"? It's OK as long as it's a matter of his "taste" defining the parameters of his action?
     
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    tom jones, read then write! the author clearly stated:
     
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    my thoughts...i like the original better. sorry eydryan, but i dislike your edit. The only problem i see (with the original and ray's edit) is that it is underexposed. I like the original's warm tones better than the edit's cool ones, it just seems more natural. all i would do is take your edit, warm it up a tad, and lighten it in levels or curves. terrific shot though!
     
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    is eydryan joking around with that edit?
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well... looks as if. Let's hope he's not serious. ;)
     
  8. 'Daniel'

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    I used curves on just the eagle and adjusted how it looks. Then upped the saturation +5 points. I then selected just the eye, upped the saturation +25 and changed the hue +9. I used curves on the background. This way I could get the effect desired without losng the bg to black:

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    This is a really great shot. Good one.
     
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    Im going to be brutally honest daniel, I hate whats happened to the back of the fellas head, its gone all different colours, and noisy. My favourite by Far is raymond's initial edit.
     
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    :D It's ok. I cn see what yur saying. I might try doing it again and fixing that.
     
  11. Raymond J Barlow

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    thanks for everyone's coments and efforts. I love all this learning!
     
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    as i said before "oh, well, this is mainly what i think" and i stand by it. i really like my parrot-eagle edit :lol: but hey you can think differently i don't mind :D
     

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