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jack55 Nov 3, 2010 9:22 PM

Down to Earth
 
Critique this one please. Is it good enough to enter the "Photo of the Day" contest?

http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/Oct12jay-8x10-800.jpg

OK, due to several that called this a "fake" or "pasted-in" I included the original, just resized to fit here.
As you can see the background is dark because of the tree/bush and the Scrub Jay is back-lite from the sun directly behind it.
I did crop about 50%, some sharpening and a little highlighting to bring out the right side of birds face.
I re-sampled to fit 8x10.

http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/DS...sized-1000.jpg

Ok, after post #27 with the suggestions, I came up with this one, which is between the two above ^^^^^^^

http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/Oct12jay1-800.jpg

SharpShotGal Nov 3, 2010 11:43 PM

The feet are slightly unfocused bu t great job well done .. they can be hard to get in this landing flight! How did you do that?

jack55 Nov 4, 2010 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SharpShotGal (Post 1162693)
The feet are slightly unfocused bu t great job well done .. they can be hard to get in this landing flight! How did you do that?

Had peanuts down and waited for him. :p

Walter C Nov 4, 2010 12:11 AM

Definitely a well-timed shot. I'd think you should enter it.

Bynx Nov 4, 2010 2:04 AM

Well timed shot taking both skill and luck. Enter the POTD contest but as you well know, what the judges think about it is widely open to speculation. What kind of bird is that?

Wizzard0003 Nov 4, 2010 2:44 AM

What a super shot...!

Good job...! :)

Wingman Nov 4, 2010 6:24 AM

Nice timing, but the overal rendition makes it look artificial...just MHO!

Bynx Nov 4, 2010 7:32 AM

Its interesting how the 9th feather on each wing has that notch near the end.

tclune Nov 4, 2010 7:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jelpee (Post 1162752)
Nice timing, but the overal rendition makes it look artificial...just MHO!

+1..

jack55 Nov 4, 2010 9:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jelpee (Post 1162752)
Nice timing, but the overal rendition makes it look artificial...just MHO!

Please explain... there was very little Photoshop done other than some sharpening and some contrast. The background was a large bush that was in the shade...

Quote:

Originally Posted by tclune (Post 1162771)
+1..

Wow... a one out of ten! Why did you score it so low?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1162717)
What kind of bird is that?

Western Scrub Jay


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