Toucan

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  1. shorty6049

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    I just want some comments and such on this... i thought it was a good photo, but nobody else really seems all that impressed...

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    The problem I see with it is that is overexposed on the breast and beak/bill.May want to try spot metering on the lighter areas and then exposing your shot.You may have some luck throwing a lasso around it in PP and pulling down some of the highlights.
     
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    Just to add a quick note I dont dislike your photo,It is quite vibrant with color, and looks better than the toucan pics I took.On the other hand it seams kind of common and doesnt really have anything that makes it stand out.
     
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    ya, i know what you mean, thanks
     
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    If this were mine, I'd be happy about it.
    My toucan pics all sport the meshed wire that was around the cage in which it was sitting :)roll: ) ... so be happy.
    It has wonderful colours, and I don't know if you did something extra to it to make it so shiny and soft (Mohain's-brought-to-me-via-Lostprophet's dreamification technique, maybe?) - and you got the focus absolutely right. I can see all the trees that surround him in his eyes.
    Maybe, though, it is too "normal a view" of a toucan? As firemedico is suggesting?

    Well, I love the greens, bird, focus and DOF here - but wonder about the overexposure and wonder if that was planned and brought about by some pp technique?
     
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    no photoshop technique, i think this was actually directly out of the camera... whats the dreamification technique?? dont think i've heard of that one before... , and yeah, i do agree its a very normal view of a toucan (engineering definition of normal is perpendicular to, which is pretty much what my camera was to the bird..), it was sitting on a mans arm though, which is why i didnt includ any more of the bird in the photo, or why there's not much of an angle or anything
     
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    All the more reason to be happy about this since you could thus avoid the blurred out meshed wire that usually makes their cages in which I would see one!

    And that "dreamification"-technique, which Mohain explained once and Lostprophet re-explained - so to me it came from Lostprophet - goes like this: you make a Duplicate Layer in Photoshop, then go to Filters -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and apply as much as you like (LP did it at 5, I am now up to 12) - and in a third step you go to Layers -> Channel Mixer -> Screen and apply "Screen" ... to then adjust the opacity until you like it.
     
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    more comments??
     
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    makes me wanna eat fruit loops.
     
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    haha totally, me too! wonder why they chose a fruity bird to promote... guess i kinda answered my own question with that one
     

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