C&C Pelican Shot

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  1. pugnacious33

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    I took this early this morning. The sun was low and not very intense, but the exposure on the white part of his head seems just right. A half stop up and the top of his head was completely blown out. It is growing on me the more I look at it. Especially the eye and the dark saturated background.

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    very cool shot but it looks dark kinda but then it doesnt lol i dont know
     
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    The light definitely makes this shot, perfect timing :wink:
     
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    That's a beautiful shot..
    High quality of the bird.. and beautiful background
     
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    I love it. It is dark, but I don't think it is underexposed. If it were, it surely wouldn't have such great sharp detail?
     
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    I agree, I like he exposed for the highlight as opposed to the shadows, if it were the other way around then the highlight would probably be too distracting
     
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    I think your on the right track...I think this could be a bit sharper though. Nice capture
     
  8. pugnacious33

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    Here is the final product, after being sharpened and lightened a bit:

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    Very nice shot. Well composed, nice balance. I do like the second one better.
     
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    i like the shot a lot, maybe take a little sharpening to the bird just because it seems soft, and i think your exposure is just right, but that could just be me because im a sucker for darker exposures
     

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