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  Canon EOS 7D    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    220mm    f/5.6    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Dec 30, 2012 at 09:30 PM
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I really like this one. The only area I don't like is the leaf in the upper right of the image. The OOF blur seems a bit distracting..not horrible but I think it could be improved.

How did you get such great contrast on the feathers? Topaz simplify? Photoshop edges?



Dec 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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Thanks Jim. This ends up feeling a bit Asian in style to me, which I am really pleased with. One of the issue is the clutter vs environmental context and the framing by the leaves. How would you improve upon the current image?
As far as processing, LR to PS to LR to CEP Detail Extractor to LR. With a light touch and control points to mask the effect everywhere by the heron. BTW, the Detail Extractor effect is almost invisible, so most of the effect was LR. In LR several bumps on clarity, slightly, some initial sharpening and a later round to edge (masked) sharpening. Bit of curves in LR too.

Scott



Dec 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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sbeme wrote:


a bit Asian in style

clutter vs environmental



I think you've got a good assessment on this ... but I also think it is representative of the heron immersing itself into its environment. Sometimes you just gotta "go with it" and I think this is one of those times. A bit "atypical" (like Bob's church), yet I think you've done a nice job with it given the "clutter vs. environment" challenges.



Dec 31, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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Scott,

Very nice processing - Audubon-esque if you will.

Bob



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To give it a more asian aesthetic, perhaps remove a fair amount of leaves and twigs and reduce the sat and/or vibrance on everything except the heron.


Jan 01, 2013 at 03:24 AM
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Bob Jarman wrote:
Scott,

Very nice processing - Audubon-esque if you will.

Bob


Thanks Bob. I was thinking that too. Debated taking the background to white for an even more illustrated look.
Scott



Jan 01, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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AuntiPode wrote:
To give it a more asian aesthetic, perhaps remove a fair amount of leaves and twigs and reduce the sat and/or vibrance on everything except the heron.


Karen,
thanks tor the suggestions. I know I can easily apply the saturation and vibrance suggestions, but the cloning is beyond my paygrade. So far I removed a stick just behind the head, and cloned in some detail where I removed a branch crossing the body. I can see some trims to make to some of the branches and along the edges, but I doubt I can do much more effectively.

Scott



Jan 01, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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Very nice image, the one out of focus leaf above and right bothers me but its minor.


Jan 01, 2013 at 05:30 PM





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