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Alan Dean
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Hi I have been admiring and learning from all the contributors to the forum for sometime now. The first time submitting is a bit of a struggle , first to get the sizing correct and then to consider even uploading an image which is suitable for the forum. Anyway here goes.

The Algonquin Loon Family is part of a string of images that was taken In Algonquin Park about 5,30 am with poor light last June during a Loon workshop. The image is somewhat different than most wildlife images in that it appears to be somewhat artistic, perhaps like a watercolour as compared to a more detailed photograph in a natural setting. The result was not expected nor intended .

Appreciate your C&C. Thanks Alan.



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Apr 20, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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Beautiful capture Alan. I like this very much. (Still a little large though. Try 800px on the long side.)

George



Apr 20, 2012 at 03:12 PM
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Great composition. Looks either over-processed or over-cropped.

Most viewers can handle 1,000 pixels on the horizontal.

Tony



Apr 20, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Algonquin Loon Family


Thanks George , I am working from a new Imac and not sure how to change the length, it must be giving viewers a fit. Alan


Apr 20, 2012 at 05:37 PM
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Hi Tony , yes for sure I over processed the image looking for a different affect . Attached is a copy of the original and I hope it is properly sized, if you are interested I would be pleased to learn how you would have adjusted it. Thanks for your help Alan




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Apr 20, 2012 at 05:59 PM
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Alan Dean wrote:
Hi Tony , yes for sure I over processed the image looking for a different affect . Attached is a copy of the original and I hope it is properly sized, if you are interested I would be pleased to learn how you would have adjusted it. Thanks for your help Alan


Sorry Alan, but the original looks a bit too washed out and not sharp enough to recover much in post-processing.

You could always go for even a more artistic look by applying more filters. I applied a Topaz filter and a Photoshop filter to your first image:








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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Algonquin Loon Family


That's a tough one to recover given the lighting conditions and focus. You did quite well given what you had. That's why we take thousands of images so we get it right somehow! Keep shooting Don


Apr 20, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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I think 1 is a cool shot, and it looks like you did good at working with what you had as the original. It's still a cool shot, and i'm glad you shared. I've never even seen a loon w/ chicks. I do also like Tony's suggestion for the filter - looks good.


Apr 21, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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You have done a wonderful job Alan. Welcome to the forum. I do quite a bit of artistic wildlife images as well as traditional work. Take a look at my site if you want some ideas.

Morris



Apr 21, 2012 at 01:01 AM
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The good: Loons are always cool, great catching it with the young, low angle is nice.

The bad: No light doesn't help when trying to get detail in the dark areas. Keep on trying Alan, I know you'll nail a killer shot soon!



Apr 21, 2012 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Algonquin Loon Family


Ashley , thanks , the original is better than what is showing here, perhaps i did something in the upload, but I appreciate your comment.


Apr 21, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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Conrad and Morris , thanks , I look at your amazing work all the time , I appreciate the both of you taking the time to share your comments. Alan


Apr 21, 2012 at 01:20 PM





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