Jeffrey Klug, APSA  


Loon by Jeffrey Klug, APSA

March 2020 - Loon

March 2020 - Jeffrey Klug, APSA

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About the Image(s)

Tech info: Nikon D500 with the 200-500mm lens at 500mm. 1/500 sec @f/11 ISO 400. Taken in Seney NWP in the U.P. of Michigan of a Loon displaying. Processed in Lightroom then taken to Luminar flex to convert to monochrome. Added a little detail and contrast.


6 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Very well done.   Posted: 03/13/2020 20:01:10

John Roach   John Roach
(Groups 52 & 64)
Quite nice, Jeffery. I like both the color and the mono version. If I had any comment, it would be get a little more white on the breast if it can be done without loosing detail.   Posted: 03/16/2020 11:45:32

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I, too, like both versions. You have nice details on the loon and have given it more room on the left which keeps it slightly off-center. My only suggestion is to crop a little off the bottom to just below the dark reflection. I don't think you need all that negative space.   Posted: 03/18/2020 17:23:34

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
I, too, like both versions. I like the sharpness and texture you have achieved in the feathers (even the water droplets on the loon's head are visible) in the BW but prefer the softer texture of the water in the colour image. Perhaps selectively sharpening the loon using a brush or a mask? I agree with Cindy's comment about cropping off a bit at the bottom.   Posted: 03/20/2020 22:34:02

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Have to agree it is a strong mono or color image. The image captures action in a single shot, not easy in nature without splashing water. Agree that cropping might add to the pic.   Posted: 03/21/2020 12:18:15

David Price   David Price
I think I probably just prefer the mono version. Horizontally I think you have the bird in the perfect position but I agree with the others about cropping the bottom.   Posted: 03/24/2020 13:37:48

 

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