Buttercup & Mrs P (2 pics)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Just a couple of shots from the shoot last Fri. How's the crop look on these? Tried several ways & settled on these. On the 1st shot I placed them in the shade under a tree since the sun was out and high in the sky at around 11 am. Looks like it went behind a cloud for this one though.
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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Steve,

    I like both pics, but might give a tad more space on each side of the frame in the first. Phenomenally sharp shots without a touch of over sharpening to my eyes.
     
  3. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Very nice shots, Steve! I'm with Frank on adding a little more space on each side of the first one. Perhaps getting the rest of the arch in the shot on the right, but just a little added on left, would help. I like the crop on the second one. Well done!
     
  4. I like them both Steve but the second is my favorite. That is a fine looking animal and you have really nailed it.
     
  5. nice shots!
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks guys, I wish I had more open frame cam left,

    but I only have more space to give cam right, above and below. Going back for more soon, so this time, we're gonna do quite a few more shots of Mrs P and Buttercup. These were just an afterthought, and were not at all planned.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Hey Steve, I wouldn't toss either if they were mine. They are both top notch.

    I should have known that there was a reason for the crop in the first. Your eye is too good to miss such a point. 8)
     
  8. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    That #2 is dead on! Even though the background is rather busy with all those rectangles, you've bokied them out well. Waitin' to see what your new lwns does... :mrgreen:
     
  9. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Frank,

    Been using the new FM Nikon D2X CS Pro Sharpening Plugin. Got a "High ISO" set saved, (even though these weren't), with "Save as a Layer" also selected. I then dial down intensity as needed, usually to about 80% or less, depending on web size and lens used.
    This Mrs P just showed up while we were shooting her y.o. Filly, so I thought, why not get one of her with her pride & joy? She told me she's made the headshot her PC's wallpaper already.
     
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Chris, but what

    is my new "lwns"? :? That funky rectangular stuff is a damn tennis court fence. You outta see some of the shots, there's an old couple in their backyard watching off in the distance. Doesn't do a thing for the shots. She's in a gaudy red housedress, and he's in a lawnchair. Shame this stable isn't more out in the country, but it isn't. It's actually placed in the middle of a housing addititon. The stable was there long before all the housing went up. Then the owner sold off all the surrounding land to a developer. Isn't that how it always is?
     
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