The national symbol of Uganda.
I made some small changes which I think resulted in a dramatic improvement in the image.
First of all I applied a unsharp mask of 20%, 60, 0 to clear up the overall haze and to "blacken the blacks".
Then I cheated a bit by creating another layer and rendering a directional light to brighten the birds face.
Let me know what you think of the improved version.
Here's a more whimsical photo of the same bird:
And... I think this one is technically the best photo that I've ever taken.
Monkey in a cage
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sohrab (7439) 2004-10-08 16:54
such sperb colours adam
this is absolutely fabulous
rmatthews (945) 2004-10-08 17:25
Nice picture. It could use a bit of sharpening but I love the detail in the feathers...especially the grey. Very nice.
ctus (130) 2004-10-08 18:07
Good picture. The colors are beautiful. This bird is very funny and strange. Your changes are well done, good job ;)
RAP (1053) 2004-10-08 18:12
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WALTERito (351) 2004-10-08 18:32
outstanding colours, framing and picture !
and what a remarcable bird too...
mimi (2325) 2004-10-08 19:50
Beautiful shot of a very majestic bird, just wish the top of his crown wasn't clipped. Colors, DOF, framing are all very nice.
- Copyright: Adam Katz (Mrcurtain) (421)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-300 APO II
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-08 16:51