Well, you asked for it! I love eagles no matter how you photograph them BUT, I like color when it comes to wildlife. To me, black and white wildlife looks "dead" to me. I'm not good at the technical parts of it - but by looking, I liked the way the tones and shadows show up. Then the different shades of grays, white, and black. Sorry I don't know how to say it any better or more tactful. I really don't like saying anything negative about anyone's photos! Sorry! :redface:
I like the BW better. It has more perceived contrast and a tougher feel to it. Definitely more gritty in a way that works very well. There is a halo from what I guess is sharpening on the top of the head however.
This one is interesting since I normally like wildlife shots in color. In this case, the black and white is more striking.
For me, I prefer birds in colour. I prefer flowers in colour, unless it's in an artistic presentation. I love the depth of browns in an eagle's body...
Gary I like it a lot,
but here is why :biggrin: I love B&W conversions on eagles:
http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/Flying Male BW.JPG
http://homepage.mac.com/wadedowdy/.Pictures/B&W Wildlife Photo Art/070102Eagles10.JPG
Keep up the good work
Like the color
The b/w has also sharpening halos.. (showing on net image)
Like Sandi, like flowers in color to
Artistic and scketches look nice b/w
A) In this case, I find the BW more striking as it sort of negates the blown highlights on some of the whites IMHO.
B) The entire image, including the perch looks sorta soft...not like it was OOF, but rather as if it had lots of NR applied to it....or you intentionally blurred it?
Ahh I feel better. I am working on a new monitor and don't yet trust my calibration. The whites are blown down around where his neck meets the browns feathers. I had not seen anyone mention it and was wondering if it were my monitor.
Now for comments, I like the B&W better in this case. Better recovery of whites, but also a more statley photo. Also it is nice to see something different for a change. Not too many black and white wildlife shots around anymore.