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Old Apr 21, 2008, 5:22 PM   #1
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This is a picture of 2 owls that I took through some wire mesh. Im quite pleased with the result but am looking for tips on how to improve. Thanks for looking
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 6:19 PM   #2
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That is a very nice scene that you caught. I don't know what exactly can be done though. What I notice is that part of the fore owl's face is in shadow while some of the daffodils are blown. The shadows/highlights function might be able to save some of that (I don't have CS2 at work) but I'm not sure. I tried a little sharpening and contrast/saturation tweaks below. In an ideal situation you would have had more even lighting and a polarizer during capture. If you get another chance with these birds perhaps a slightly tighter field around them?
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Old Apr 23, 2008, 4:21 AM   #3
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Im quite pleased with the result but am looking for tips on how to improve. Thanks for looking
Wow! You're quite right to be pleased about the result Such is the surreal beauty of the setting that it looks almostlooks like taken from a dream land:!: I can't help but repeat JunixRose's comment...Really, what could be done to an already impressive work such as this??:-)

Anyway, since you insist:G, I guessapplying exposure blending could add a further dimensional lookand make the second owl more noticeable..




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Old Apr 23, 2008, 5:03 PM   #4
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very nice photo! as JunixRoseand bahadirsaid, there isn't really much you can do to improve it. the only thing thatI don't really like is the "extra space" to the left and on top... it seems to draw the attention away from the subjects; especially the second owl.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 5:07 AM   #5
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thanks for your replies, I didn't notice the daffodils highlights were blown, I think I'll go back and give it another go. Hopefully the birds will play ball and the daffodils haven't drooped
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Old Apr 25, 2008, 11:41 AM   #6
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Nice shot, I think I like the cropped version Jf posted the best, really focusing in on the Owls without the flowers or backgound taking away from the subject.






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