Fox, Turtle, and Turkey (for your viewing pleasure)

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  1. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    Hardcore critique is not only appreciated, but expected. :]

    The Wishing Well:
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    Hey, You Turkey:
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    Morning Fox:
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    Thanks for looking! Comments, critiques, and jokes are welcome and appreciated.

    Peace.
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    1. Interesting, and very well done (although I think the highlights on the turtle's shell are a little bright), but it doesn't really work for me. I think had the turtle been facing the camera, it might have been better.
    2. Nicely caught, and great background. Once again, I think perhaps the highlights are a little too strong especially around the beak area.
    3. Another great image, just once again, the highlights are too strong.
     
  3. matt-l

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    the first turtle shot, the shell is alittle to bright, but i really like it anyway

    the turkey has a perfectly blurred background. great job

    seems like the lighting was pretty good for this shot, best shot IMO

    great job!
     
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    I like them all and think they're just about perfect!

    My favorites are 1, 2 and 3. :D

    #1 - How totally interesting!

    #2 - How totally perfect!

    #3 - You really captured "the farm" or country boy look and feel in that image. Wonderful! The color contrast from the noon Sun does that I guess as so many famous motion picture cinematographers have used that in the past to achieve (or express) just that... Nice!
     
  5. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna use #3 in a local competition, hopefully it fares all right. I might try and iron out those highlights a little bit, maybe some texture cloning or something, not sure, 'cause I'm not good at PhotoShop, at all, haha. The lighting I was working in was tough to overcome, but that's my own fault for shooting at the time of day I did. Live and learn.
     
  6. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    try the Burn tool for highlights - set it to something low like 25-30% and then you can run over the highlights several times, making it a new click and drag each time you run over them again -this lets you do the undo command if you go a few too many times over and darken too much.

    As for the shots - 1 has a wonderful reflection and the colour choice makes it intersting. I actually think that him heading away from you works in this.
    Number 2 I am not sure about - colours, lighting and sharpness are all spot on and I really like the colour in his eye - but its a shame that he neither looks like he is directly looking at the camera ( and thus viewer ) nor compeletly away - its that strange bird eye - the framing of this though makes it look stronger like he is focused on a far off sight.
    The third is really good - and its just a real shame about those overexposed areas - a tip is to under expose by one stop during the day (exposure compensation) when the sun is up and then brighten up a shot later in photoshop = that way you have a better chance of preserving the whites.

    Overall a really good set of shots - really hope to see more like this! :)
     
  7. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Great pics!

    #1 A camera shy turtle! :lmao: Great job on the reflection. I agree on the shell being a bit too bright, but hey - that's why they make turtle wax!

    #2 *gobblegobble* Great detail on the bird :)

    #3 amazing creature. Those eyes are killer!

    :thumbup:
     
  8. Trenton Romulox

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    How's this?

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  9. Overread

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    I like what you have done with the highlights - very well recovered, but now the whole shot has a green tinge to it - a levels edit should help remove that (or you could go to quick editing mode and move the tint slider to the right a little to get that foxy colour back :))
     
  10. Trenton Romulox

    Trenton Romulox TPF Noob!

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    That's weird...I didn't change any colors in the shot at all. Haha. I don't know how the tone changed. :lol:
     
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    I like the fox the most- the orig. The burn tool can be your friend.
     
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    A lovely set. :D

    Great dof on the bird although his head is a tad bright..I agree with bringing down the exposure compensation on those bright days to eliminate those overexposed areas..

    The fox is fab.. again a little bright but something that can be easily worked on in the future although he is looking a little green in your edit maybe he is feeling sickly in that one....lol :greenpbl:
     

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