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SammyKhalifa Nov 12, 2012 7:07 PM

Some birds with the 45-200
 
The slower moving they are, the better. :)

I make fun of myself because I must of taken about a thousand pictures of ducks that all basically look the same. Every once in a while there's a (semi) interesting one though.

Mid-quack spit bubbles:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8203/8...5120694e_b.jpg

B&W seagulls. Black and white ("Blue High-Contrast filter" preset in LR) . . .
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8...dc19382e_b.jpg
partly because I thought it was more dramatic, partly because it made the blue handrail look a little less disgusting. ;)

boBBrennan Nov 14, 2012 10:26 PM

These are really fun and well done images. Fun to see the mallard drake getting some quack time too.

ramcewan Nov 15, 2012 7:08 AM

I really like what you have done with the gulls, the depth effect created by the zoom lens adds a great deal as does the way the first one is turned the other way.

Also there is a rule in photography that if you see a duck you should take a picture of it, so good job there too, the catch light in the eyes of the male (drake - green head) is great.

Steven R Nov 15, 2012 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ramcewan (Post 1326800)
I really like what you have done with the gulls, the depth effect created by the zoom lens adds a great deal as does the way the first one is turned the other way.

Also there is a rule in photography that if you see a duck you should take a picture of it, so good job there too, the catch light in the eyes of the male (drake - green head) is great.

I agree. Good job.

SammyKhalifa Nov 15, 2012 1:39 PM

Thanks guys. I like that one too. Someone suggested to me that I try to "clone" out the one other gull that's looking the other direction. That would look neat, but I think I'm going to leave it. I either don't have the right software or the right knowledge to do it well anyhow.

I have almost as many duck pictures as I do of Canadian geese. Those things just stay here year round anymore. They're like pigeons these days--giant, dirty, mean pigeons.

Steven R Nov 15, 2012 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by SammyKhalifa (Post 1326867)
Thanks guys. I like that one too. Someone suggested to me that I try to "clone" out the one other gull that's looking the other direction. That would look neat, but I think I'm going to leave it. I either don't have the right software or the right knowledge to do it well anyhow.
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No, no. Don't try to clone it out. IMHO it is the bird out of step with the others which adds a unique interest to the pose.

SammyKhalifa Nov 15, 2012 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Steven R (Post 1326894)
No, no. Don't try to clone it out. IMHO it is the bird out of step with the others which adds a unique interest to the pose.


Yeah, they take direction pretty well, don't they. ;)

I tried to see what I could do with the one towards the back just to see if I could do it (not to replace this image) and failed miserably. Really, all I really did with this was change it to black and white and crop it to 16x9; and unlike other shots that I agonize over, I like it just fine the way it is. There's something weird going on with the out-of-focus areas of the birds in the front's legs, but what that is is over my head anyhow.


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