In need of a Manicure (or maybe pedicure)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by frdjohns, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. The talons on these guys are just incredible. I decided to try something a bit different and decided on B&W. Let me know what you think.



    36464728146_4741e4e6cd_h. Osprey by Fred Johns, on Flickr
     
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  2. Fred, that is so perfect, just this side of a silhouette and so well rendered in B&W. The wing tips are perfectly located and I love the black band of negative space above.
     
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  3. Very nice Fred, I like the B&W rendition.
     
  4. Beautiful! B&W is perfect for it.
     
  5. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Oh wow, Fred!
    You've shot a perfect picture!

    Regards
    Klaus
     
  6. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    First, a terrific shot! Perfect timing! However, to me, critical detail/visibility of the eye area has been lost. I'm also not a big fan of grain, but that's a personal problem! LOL!
     
  7. High praise indeed! Thanks Nick - I'm glad you like it.

    Thanks Louie.

    thanks Phil - I agree, the B&W works here.

    Karen - you may be right about the eye. The grain, I'm keeping. Thanks for the suggestion - I kind of felt the eye was too dark initially and then went with it anyway. See below for version 2.
     
  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Much better, at least to my eyes.
     

  9. Ah, it put a gleam in your eyes! :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
     
  10. It's a fantastic shot and talk about talons, wow.
     
  11. This is a really exciting shot, I agree with Karen, the eye fix makes it a better shot.

    Cheers,
    alexis and Georgie Beagle
     
  12. photogramps

    photogramps

    May 6, 2012
    uk
    Roger
    Certainly highlights the talons but I'm not really a fan of B&W wildlife, there are a few exceptions but for me colour helps make a wildlife shot. :)
     
  13. What an awesome shot, very special and different, I'm with Karen on the grain.
     
  14. Thanks, I agree. I got the same suggestion on FM as well.

    Nick - you are quick with the wit!

    Thanks Gordon. I would hate to be on the receiving end of those.

    Thanks Georgie. Oh, and you too Alexis. :)

    Well - that's why I post them - to get others opinions; it would be boring if we all agreed all the time.

    Thanks Darrell - appreciate it. We'll have to agree to disagree on the grain. :)
     
  15. My thoughts exactly, plus the low angle is a nice touch.
     
  16. Fred this shot works very well. Perfect timing and great PP work as well.
     
  17. Thank you guys. I appreciate the feedback.
     
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