Black rooks flying

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  1. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    well the thing is.... i kind of like this shot (wish it was sharper) because of the experience i had when finding this really (i mean really) random, isolated opening in farmland forrest. I took a load of rooks by supprise as they were ground feeding and mananged to capture their takeoff. I usually like to use B+W for birds like rooks and crows to give that gothic look, but with this i'm not sure cuz some of the wing detail gets lost on the ones that are in the forground.... what j'rekon?

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    I am a huge fan of b/w, but I think the color is better here. The bluish tones really highlight well. Try this just to see if you like(if you use PS). Add hue/sat layer>desaturate -100>OK>set layer mode to overlay.

    Great action shot BTW, you captured it well.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks crawdaddio, im always open to suggestions. i'll give that a go when i get time. cheers :)
     
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    I like em both :)
     
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    both for me too :thumbup:
    i love it how they seem almost blue in the color version
     
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    Colour for me in this case.
    The blue hue their feathers get in a certain light is an extra to this very photo that you should not foresake. We immediately imagine black birds when we hear "crow" or "rook", so the blue is a surprise here. Something to make you look for longer.
    Plus the colour version does show more detail since the birds are better highlighted.
     
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    I love the blue color of the birds, it's a fantastic color.....however I like the b/w as well! Nice capture! : )
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks v.much for the comments guys. Think i do prefer the colour one now, just wish the background wasn't so distracting. well at least i'v decided! :)
     
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    I like them both, but I think the color works best here
     
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    i'm a b&w freak by nature and love that version, but i must say the blue stands out nicely :thumbup:

    nice capture!
     
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    Im gonna go with the colour one on this. Cool capture.
     
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    wow.. i love the color one best...the deep blue gives it a gothy bruised look....

    i love this.... great job..
     

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