Great Blue Returns

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Robert R Kircher, Jr., Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Robert R Kircher, Jr., Jun 22, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Nice. I've found it takes some real effort not to blow out the highlights
    around the head with these guys. For a different heron see
    http://edwardgruf.com/Digital_Photography/D70/misc/slides/DSC_3824_cr_600x800_usm.html
    Yellow-Crowned Night Heron shot stalking the bank for crabs in the early
    morning sun.
     
    Ed Ruf, Jun 22, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    That is very nice. Good light. Esp. like the color of the rock
    underfoot. Green reflection on water seems a bit over, but I guess the
    light on the trees was strong. Head may be a trifle over exp.
    Post only this one (IMO). Try to avoid objects like the stone in the
    river behind the subjects head.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jun 22, 2005
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  4. Thanks Alan. The sun was almost directly behind me and low in the sky so
    there was the orange cast of sunlight that you'd expect in the evening. I
    believe that is what caused the strong green reflection. I did boost the
    saturation and contrast a bit but I went back to the RAW image and green
    reflection is as severe there as well. Also looking at the RAW image I may
    be able to correct the head just a bit.

    You are correct about the rock. I'll have to pay more attention to that in
    the future.

    Thanks for the feed back, it's very much appreciated.
     
    Robert R Kircher, Jr., Jun 22, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Excellent.

    As for the others: Just one comment, on the 'birds' gallery as a
    whole. I notice you seem to be ignoring the rule of thirds. A slight
    reframing (or post-cropping) would have improved many of them, this
    one is an example:
    http://www.pbase.com/rkircher/image/44997549

    I presume you know what rule of thirds is, if not, visit here:
    http://www.betterphoto.com/exploring/tips/thirds.asp

    Try and drum it into your consciousness that if you are ever using the
    central AF zone, you probably haven't considered the composition
    properly.

    That same image above definitely needs some cropping. You are even
    allowed to change the aspect ratio if you need to!
     
    Owamanga, Jun 22, 2005
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