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Chris Calohan

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Vermilion Flycatcher
« on: October 30, 2016, 12:37:20 am »

Gorgeous Birds
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 08:31:33 am »

Beautiful birds, and the backgrounds enhance the images.
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 08:50:04 am »

Beautiful birds, and the backgrounds enhance the images.
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 11:30:47 am »

Beautiful birds, and the backgrounds enhance the images.

I agree. You couldn't possibly lighten the shadowed eye in the first one just a little, could you, Chris?

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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2016, 01:03:02 pm »

 Very nice indeed Chris! It must be very eye catching in person.

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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2016, 01:12:32 pm »

I agree. You couldn't possibly lighten the shadowed eye in the first one just a little, could you, Chris?

Jeremy

If you open it in PS, you can see there is a much better delineation... but here's a try anyway

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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2016, 02:21:06 pm »

From his expression, I think he is thinking, "Hey, Chris! Why don't you hold a white card near my head as a reflector."   ;)
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2016, 02:27:40 pm »

I like them both, but to me the second one stands out as special. A clear view of the bird's wonderful colors, a background that has some variation but is perfectly unfocused and uncluttered, and a perch of analogous hue that matches up well with the bird. I might be tempted to crop just a bit from the bottom and/or top, but that's a minor matter of taste.
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2016, 03:43:03 pm »

From his expression, I think he is thinking, "Hey, Chris! Why don't you hold a white card near my head as a reflector."   ;)

A, you try to get one to sit still for more than a minute, and B, you try to get one to sit still for a minute.
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2016, 06:10:19 pm »

A, you try to get one to sit still for more than a minute, and B, you try to get one to sit still for a minute.
That's why herons are a little easier.   ;)
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2016, 10:35:39 pm »

Yeah. they're low and slow flyers but when they're making a pick, they are amazingly fast.

The first one is a Tri-Colored Heron just lumbering along and the second/third a Great Blue Heron going and making the kill.
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Re: Vermilion Flycatcher
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2016, 11:02:25 pm »

Greta herons, Chris, whether Blue or other. 
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