Judy Merson  

Lorokeet with Beak Open by Judy Merson

May 2020 - Lorokeet with Beak Open

About the Image(s)

I took this Feb 2019 at The Palm Beach Zoo I used my Sony a6000 with Sony 55-210 lens at 55 mm ISO was 3200 f 4.5 speed 1/4000 I brought the image into Lightroom Classic cropped in and did basic adjustment Then I took it into Luminar 4 and used AI enhance and AI structure Then back into Photoshop CC for selecting background and blurring it more with Gaussian blur then I did sizing and sharpening and put a 2 pixel gray stroke around it

11 comments posted

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
Beautiful, sharp great background, I will be make the background even more blur, it is up to the artist.   Posted: 05/04/2020 18:57:40

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
It is very colorful. I'd like to see how it looked before you did all the work post.   Posted: 05/04/2020 20:02:39

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
The bird is amazingly sharp. I agree that the background is competing with the bird visually. I would add more blur and desaturate the background. Or add a completely different background???

  Posted: 05/04/2020 20:38:57

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Thank you for your comments I have attached the original before cropping or any adjustments   Posted: 05/04/2020 20:59:47
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Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Thank you for the original. I wanted to see how close I could come to your final product using just the single program that I use.   Posted: 05/05/2020 15:02:43
Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Thanks for sharing the original. You did a good job disguising it, but I'm afraid I still find it takes away from the bird. As I suggested before, can you replace the background?   Posted: 05/05/2020 15:12:21

Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Beautiful bird with vivid colors, sharp detail and no distractions to make the eye stray from the main subject. You have set a high standard for remocing unwanted content from the photo. Very nice photo.   Posted: 05/09/2020 15:53:14

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
I took the crop into Topaz studio 2 and put on a texture which I masked over the bird and log Then I took it into PS and blurred the textured background more   Posted: 05/11/2020 22:35:55
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Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Now that you have gone to all that work, I think I do prefer the original. (sorry!) Or.. perhaps somewhere in between. While I like the blurr in the revised version, the background light is flat. So with apologies, stick with the first and maybe just desaturate it very very very slightly.
  Posted: 05/19/2020 12:38:52

Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Love the bright colors and I think the composition is perfect. I wouldn't have changed it. I like the original you have displayed here. I think the background works because although blurred there is still some context as to where the Parrot is placed.   Posted: 05/19/2020 10:05:52

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Another of your beautiful shots of these birds, Judy. I agree with Dorinda that your initial submission is the better one. The second one ended up with a halo that detracts slightly from the overall Impression I get.   Posted: 05/22/2020 12:36:58


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