* Wed C&C No Theme Thread #320 14 06 11 *

Started Jun 11, 2014 | Photos thread
Ravenwing Photo
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Re: Hover

Scott Whittemore wrote:

I think you've done well to get good feather detail and a nice catchlight in the eye with such an underexposed shot. I think you're right about the ruby throat. There'll be no ruby there unless you fake it but there shouldn't be in this lighting situation. If this were mine, I might try reducing the red luminosity/saturation a bit to subdue the feeder. I don't know whether that will work or not. I might also crop some off the top.

Pretty impressive clean detail for such a dramatic luminosity adjustment. A few years ago, this would have been unlikely in just about any commercially available digital camera. Definitely exhibits the advantage of shooting raw.

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Thanks, Scott!  I did go back and settle the red of the feeder down some.  Easily done, and a good idea.  Yeah, a 16 x 10 or even a 16 x 9 crop wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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