Walter Naumann  

Egret at dawn by Walter Naumann

November 2019 - Egret at dawn

November 2019 - Walter Naumann


About the Image(s)

Andree Clark Bird Refuge, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. 2019 Sep 11, 0802 time. Camera Canon EOS 5DS R, Lens Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 1/1000 sec. f/11, fl 400mm ISO 400

Lightroom Develop cropping and sliders. Lightroom Detail noise reduction. Photoshop, high pass filter sharpening, Brightness reduce to darken background. Bird looking at the camera.

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4 comments posted

Terry Campanella   Terry Campanella
I think you are off to a good start for editing this image. There are still many spots that need to be eliminated as well as a hint of the tree behind the bird. I think the coloration of the bird in your original image is stronger than your edited image. In the original we see more defining of the birds body, bottom wings and tail. Maybe just using a cloning tool to darken areas of the background would have been better than darkening the overall image.   Posted: 11/16/2019 14:27:54

Walter Naumann   Walter Naumann
Very good suggestions if I did not want to qualify for Nature category that prohibits removing objects. You make me consider submitting in Open category. But then I like the low-key mysterious feel with a hint of unidentified objects. There is no accounting for taste.   Posted: 11/16/2019 18:16:01

Bunny Laden   Bunny Laden
What an interesting perspective! Did the egret run into you? Your adjustments worked well at making the egret pop. I especially like the detail in the feathers on the underside of the wing. I would suggest turning the entire background black, but given this is a nature shot, I understand the constraints. Well done!   Posted: 11/17/2019 13:51:35

Joan Funk   Joan Funk
You captured a flying bird in an interesting position, with some sharp detail, but overall I do not find it sharp and wish there were more details in the bird's face.   Posted: 11/21/2019 18:30:26