Artistic attempt in birding (CC welcome as usual)

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Greyser Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
Artistic attempt in birding (CC welcome as usual)
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There is a couple of images that came out interesting and unusual after PP. Both are shot today with K-3 and Sigma 500/4.5.

From The Dark Side

Burning

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retired Dog Contributing Member • Posts: 571
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Very nice detail in the images.

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Jim Beverlin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,400
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Unique.  #1 almost looks sinister.  #2 appears to be a Red Wing Blackbird.

I like them.

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rondeann Veteran Member • Posts: 3,748
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I really like #1.

Younes B Contributing Member • Posts: 879
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Yes, +1 for 1. You really nailed the PP. Composition is first rate too, you couldn't get a beter pose ieven if he was a model listening to you. The eye straight into the camera, excellent.

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brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
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leopold wrote:

#1 is just superb !

+1 for #1.

Ron

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LDBOK Senior Member • Posts: 1,063
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Really like number 1. The PP and dramatic light work well.

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I think I would have brought up the shadow so it's other eye was visible. Just a hint of it in the darkness.  That said I think it's brilliant.

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Greyser OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
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BWG wrote:

I think I would have brought up the shadow so it's other eye was visible. Just a hint of it in the darkness. That said I think it's brilliant.

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Ben

Hi Ben,

I tried. However, lifted shadows (to reveal the right eye) broke the whole sinister drama of the image. It just lost this "dark side" look. I think, that the only one eye adds some dramatic "Star wars Darth Vader" look

Thank you for the comment,

SG

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KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,338
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I like both of them for different reasons. Looks like something Art Morris would do.

Kent Gittings

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PvC001 Contributing Member • Posts: 632
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Like no1 interesting.

Philip

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eenymac Senior Member • Posts: 1,069
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Number 1, very sinister looking.  Duck Vader!

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Greyser OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
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Jim Beverlin wrote:

Unique.  #1 almost looks sinister.

Tha was exactly my initial idea.

#2 appears to be a Red Wing Blackbird.

Yes, it is. I've done another (cooler colors) version of it. And it looks much better.

I like them.

Thanks.

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Greyser OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
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eenymac wrote:

Number 1, very sinister looking. Duck Vader!

Thank you for the perfect name!

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Greyser OP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
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Thank you, guys. Obviously #2 is less powerful image. However, I did a different PP, applying cooler colors and tighter crop. It looks better now.

Thanks again,

SG

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miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 5,388
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Greyser wrote:

There is a couple of images that came out interesting and unusual after PP. Both are shot today with K-3 and Sigma 500/4.5.

From The Dark Side

Evil duck, very evil duck! ....

Burning

Set the poor birdie on fire....

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Meuh Senior Member • Posts: 2,810
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I love number one and Duck Vader also came to mind lol.

MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 35,133
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I give you credit for trying something new, keep trying i guess

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