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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Hovmod, Oct 1, 2008.
I had to do something about a weird green reflection in front of it. Is that very obvious?
Tor, you took this under rather difficult light and considerably well. No obvious traces of a green reflection for me.
Things I would try in post processing is to open up the shadows a bit, if possible, to bring out a bit more detail of the head. The colors look as if the reds are a tad strong, maybe fine adjusting the white balance may help here.
For the composition I would try, if possible, to find a perspective with a less distracting background.
I hope you don't feel frustated now, but as you asked for critique and nobody else answered I thought I'd write down my thoughts.
Oh, and I like those ducks :smile: So, very nice subject. :wink:
The sun was quite low and came in from the left, making the red-brown lake bottom very .. uh ... radiant? Vivid? It looked like that, kind of...
I agree about the background being busy, but I didn't want to blur it or anything. I like the way the water behaves right above his back.
I'll try to adjust shadows a little, see if the head pops more.
This wasn't cropped at all, I was quite close to him. Hard to get a better perspective, though. I was on a path and there was bushes and shite between us.
Thanks, Daniel. Not frustrated at all. I'm an obsessed newbie and a sponge for knowledge - tips are greatly appreciated.
Who wouldn't love a mallard???? :biggrin::biggrin: