Wildlife calendar #1
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pinball_pw
Registered: Dec 24, 2008
Total Posts: 2453
Country: United States

My grandfather has asked me for a calendar for Christmas of some of my wildlife images. I am curious to get your take on a few of them. Here is one I am considering. Thoughts, suggestions, improvements?



Thank you for looking - Paul



AuntiPode
Registered: Aug 05, 2008
Total Posts: 6921
Country: New Zealand

Good potential for a calendar. You might consider a bit of a re-crop, original permitting and some shadow/highlights and vib/sat changes.



pinball_pw
Registered: Dec 24, 2008
Total Posts: 2453
Country: United States

Thank you for the rework and comments. Much appreciated. I probably won't settle on the final crop until I know the print dimensions, but I think you are taking it the right direction.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
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Country: United States

The comp looks fine.
The processing needs tuning to my eye.
Probably a bit too contrasty. Karen appears to have pulled back some detail from the shadows which I think is needed.
Orange tones in the original look a bit over-saturated. In Karen's rework, meant to add a bit more vibrancy and life to the water and image, the neck of the bird is far too saturated.
I'd like to have a go at the RAW if you can post a link or send it.

Scott



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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Country: United States

+1@ Scott



pinball_pw
Registered: Dec 24, 2008
Total Posts: 2453
Country: United States

Happy to email the RAW, just let me know your email address. You could PM it to me if you like. I appreciate the input!