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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm

somewhen between later afternoon and early evening.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:58 am

Wow...exquisitely presented Piet..the play on light is breathtaking

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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:50 am

Psjunkie wrote:
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Wow...exquisitely presented Piet..the play on light is breathtaking
thanks Frank, this one was a lucky shot that didn't need much post. Was just sitting outside enjoying a last warm day waiting for hummingbirds to come, and the bluebird came instead and hopped onto the branch that had a nice green behind and was nicely framed by the branches... One of those moments that I was ready, but did not get what I was expecting.

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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:54 am

Being ready is always a plus...many of my more memorable candid people shots are because I'm staring at the subjects thru the viewfinder

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Post by minniev » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:14 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm
somewhen between later afternoon and early evening.

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That's beautiful. The warm light and the bird's rich colors help make this one quite the "Wow" shot. Your bird portfolio is becoming something really special. A hummer might not have done this light justice.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:53 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:14 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:39 pm
somewhen between later afternoon and early evening.

bluebirdS.jpg
That's beautiful. The warm light and the bird's rich colors help make this one quite the "Wow" shot. Your bird portfolio is becoming something really special. A hummer might not have done this light justice.
Thanks Paula, a lot of serendipity with the bluebird.

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:39 pm

Figure since I already have a thread titled bluebird, that this is what I should add to when I want to share a bluebird image.

The backyard was under water from a high tide and I saw something swimming, so I put the camera on it hoping to figure out what it is. It might be come kind of fish, but it kind of looks like it has legs and it was swimming with it's head above water - really strange. When it floods, the spiders get eaten by fish and by these things. And then sometimes birds come and get the fish..

Well the bluebird saw it too and photobombed the shot. I was surprised to see the bluebird, normally they chase grubs and other insects - and as it turned out, the bluebird did not enter the water for this thing, it just hovered and looked mean.

From a processing point of view, I was lucky that it was somewhat exposed for the shadows, since everything was very backlit by the very late afternoon sun. I'm not sure I care for all the yellow, but if I take the yellow away, then the image just becomes bland... so not at all sure how to best process a shot like this.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:41 pm

an outstanding shot Piet without question....exquisite as is. I'm sure with all your color painting knowledge you could easily get a bit more artistic if you wish

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:55 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
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an outstanding shot Piet without question....exquisite as is. I'm sure with all your color painting knowledge you could easily get a bit more artistic if you wish
thanks Frank, indeed if I can figure something out, I will give it a shot. I got two or three good frames, so one possibility is to put them together perhaps portrait in their own frames (black or some such).. But would need to be consistent, so I'd have to figure how to go artistic first with texture and color.. and then use this one for the roadmap to the others (it is one thing to do a good job of post, it is another to be able to repeat it with the same style and success on a partner image).

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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 pm

you ain't wrong about that

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