Birds of Prey

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  1. cindyg2024

    cindyg2024 TPF Noob!

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    Our local park had a photo op sponsored by Scales and Tales. It was really neat to get so close to these birds. The Red Tail Hawk was my favorite. C&C is welcome and greatly appreciated!!!!

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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I wish someone in my area would do something like this, I'd love to be able to get some nice shots of raptors. I think overall you did an excellent job. A bit of fill flash might have helped bring more eye detail out in #6, but I would assume it also would have startled the bird which wouldn't have been a good idea. The only other thing I see is the strap on the hawks leg, perhaps that could be cloned out. Nice work. I like these a lot.
     
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    Thanks Dagwood. So far the only flash I have is what came on my camera. I am trying to save up some money to get a flash and also a wide angle lens. Thanks for the input. Oh, and no PP has been done to any of these pics.
     
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    bump
     
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    cindyg2024, please tell me what lens and camera you used for these shots. Preferable I would want to know some exif data too.
     
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    Very nice captive bird series, Nice assortment of birds and photos
     
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    you CAN use the flash on the camera as fill flash. with a little editing work they would definitely look better, a little saturation and some levels tweak to bring out some of the details in the darker areas like the eye in the second one.
     
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    thanks for the input. I don't know much about PP so I will have to make copies so I can play around with them a little bit. I have CS2 but haven't really used it yet.
     
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    Ok - I played around a little bit. Is this any better?

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    I feel like the color of the hawk is almost dead on in the photoshop version, but the trees in the background are too bright and distorted. HELP!!!!!
     

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