Ducks don't speak to gulls!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by tektite, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. tektite

    tektite

    204
    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
  2. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    I certainly like your sense of humor with the title and you did a great job of not blowing out the whites on this icy scene. It is very difficult to have several birds in the frame and make it work, but most of the individuals here are interesting to see, each in their own worlds and with their own expression.

    One thing that might have made this shot stronger is if you could have avoided having partial birds (for example, the one on top with the head chopped off :eek:  :wink:)  but yes, I know it is very hard to compose a shot like this! Well done on the main characters.
     
  3. cute shot
    i like it a lot
     
  4. Very funny! I like it!
     
  5. with your PRIOR PERMISSION..... i'd love to post a redo i did here... for fun, with photoshop cs2.

    but... i will NOT post it, unless you give me the OK, FIRST
    if you would rather not see it.... i understand
     
  6. tektite

    tektite

    204
    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
    Go for it Greg.
     
  7. i appreciate the opportunity to show you these:

    first: a redo of your shot without "special effects":
    347907292_wxqdf-XL.


    then: a bit of fun with "posterization" in PS CS2:
    347907310_KD75e-XL.

    thanks, once again, for letting me post these here
    you took the great shot.... i was just tweaking them a little bitg
     
  8. in the first image
    levels
    shadows and highlights
    sharpening
    increase the contrast a bit
    increased the color saturation
     
  9. tektite

    tektite

    204
    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
    Interesting! I like the first version, not keen on the posterization. Just got CS3 for the Mac.
    Thanks for the images and useful info.
    Gary
     
  10. you are welcome, gary
    i'm not thrilled with the posterization here, either

    good luck with the CS3....
    the key is to spend a lot of time getting to know that powerful program
    you can truly do anything you want with it
     
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