Phil Levy  

A Pair of Cormorants by Phil Levy

January 2020 - A Pair of Cormorants

About the Image(s)

Canon 7DmkII, Tamron 150-600 G2,
processed in Lightroom, Photoshop and Luminar4.
Drastic crop from the original, therefore there may be some pixilation.
Attempted to minimize by adding a blur to the photo except for the eye area.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Wow, this image has impact. I've not shot Cormorants up close so unsure what colors are natural, but it doesn't really matter once it leaves the "nature" rules. I assume you used Luminar for the sky and you did a great job with it. Great composition bringing your eye to the colorful eye and beak on the upper bird. No issue with pixilation or blur from me.   Posted: 01/12/2020 13:28:31

Joan Field   Joan Field
Great you got in so close and enhanced the colors of the birds. Compositionally excellent and I love the sky which I assume you put in. Is the left cormorant touching the beak of the right one? I wasn't sure. I can't think what to do to make this better. Nice work,
Joan   Posted: 01/25/2020 13:15:41

Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Phil: You image is very powerful and I like the enhanced colors of the birds. The composition is perfect. I do not know how I would improve it   Posted: 01/27/2020 16:43:58

Thank you all for your comments, they are appreciated.
  Posted: 01/28/2020 08:59:32