Still learning. Please C&C

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  1. lordbodom

    lordbodom TPF Noob!

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    I looked out the window and saw this bird sitting in the tree. Photo is as shot and has not been edited.

    shot with olympus 520 with zuiko 40-150mm lens
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    I would well with some post processing.
     
  3. lordbodom

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    I did some editing. Is this too much? thanks again.

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    Better, I am not a big bird guy, but crop right past his tail feathers and just along the vertical branch on the left.
     
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    Thank you for the tips i really appreciate it. Im looking at this now from a different monitor than i had edited, and it looks a bit dark now. I might have to up the exposure a little bit.
     
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    Looks great on my monitor
     
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    Compared to the original the second image appears to have a purple hue to it.

    The sky looks pretty real to me in the first shot, second seems off.

    The sun wasn't on your side (literally) so I'd push a bit the exposure and try to brighten the shadows a bit. I think the birdie is still a bit too dark.
     
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    good capture.
     
  9. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I took a shot at the original picture. With curves, I brightened up the picture a little. I raised the color saturation and contrast very slightly, then applied some unsharpening mask. All adjustments were small, but together seemed to make an improvement.

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    My suggestion: Lighten up the bird a little to get more detail. I don't care if the sky is turning out brighter as it is just about the birdie. Again, matter of taste.
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