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I am a new member at photoMENTORIS and excited to share a few photos with you. I took these last week in Illinois. I also plan to post photos in animals, flowers and architectural. Hope you enjoy...

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Nice shots. Welcome to pM Laura.
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laura72568 wrote:I am a new member at photoMENTORIS and excited to share a few photos with you. I took these last week in Illinois. I also plan to post photos in animals, flowers and architectural. Hope you enjoy...



So glad you decided to join in Laura. Good to see you again.
...and a rather stylish entrance I might add. :cheers:
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Didereaux wrote:
laura72568 wrote:I am a new member at photoMENTORIS and excited to share a few photos with you. I took these last week in Illinois. I also plan to post photos in animals, flowers and architectural. Hope you enjoy...



So glad you decided to join in Laura. Good to see you again.
...and a rather stylish entrance I might add. :cheers:


Thanks, Didereaux! Glad to be here...

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Nice shots Laura, welcome.

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Post by Bob's Photography »

Laura, I know this is not the critique place, but I love your shots so much, subject, crop, etc. I'd like to show you how a little color post work would make them fantastic. With your permission, I'd like to show you on just one of them.

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Bob's Photography wrote:Laura, I know this is not the critique place, but I love your shots so much, subject, crop, etc. I'd like to show you how a little color post work would make them fantastic. With your permission, I'd like to show you on just one of them.

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Sure!

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Post by Bob's Photography »

Thanks Laura, again, I really like your shots, but in my opinion, most shots (not just yours) need a little post work.
Here's what I did in a couple of minutes. 1) open midtones, 2)a touch of sharpen or sharpen edges or unsharp mask or any combo as necessary without overdoing it, 3)brighten and contrast a hair, 4)I also burned the top of the fence a hair to cut down on the glare a little.
Let me know what you think.

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I had a few minutes, so here is the other 2. The 2nd one I also got rid of the branch and little point coming in from the right, plus the stray hair on it's head, very distracting. The duck, I just opened up, unsharp mask, and tried to bring out little color in the eye.
I know some people are purists, show it as shot, so these are just my opinions. 8~

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[quote="Bob's Photography"]I had a few minutes, so here is the other 2. The 2nd one I also got rid of the branch and little point coming in from the right, plus the stray hair on it's head, very distracting. The duck, I just opened up, unsharp mask, and tried to bring out little color in the eye.
I know some people are purists, show it as shot, so these are just my opinions. 8~

Bob/quote]


Just a quick observation. Bob, your cardinal shows the most common mistake made with birds in PP. i.e. over sharpening. Look at the feathers on the shoulder, they have a bright fringe. That fringe exists only when a feather has been over sharpened. The second thing is the chuckle I got wheen I spotted the irony in your profile denying any to edit your shots. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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