A young man was feeding the pigeons from his hand in Bowring Park. I had my camera in position ready to take the shot and suddenly this Bird appeared from nowhere. Unfortunately I never got his entire wing, but I told myself it was a good try. It appears that he was very hungry and suddenly he was joined by many more. The young man then had to abandon his feeding from his hand.
I had to do some post processing, Such as, adjusting the levels, and the selecting the pigeon with the magnetic tool. I feathered using plus five and used inverse and then I’ve blurred Out the background using Gaussian blur (seven) after I be desaturated. I then sharpened the birds using lab color U. S. M. 100, 2, 3. Finally I used the sponge Tool, 34 percent saturation. And that is about it.
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JudyH (700) 2004-03-05 15:27
I am surprised that there are no critiques on this picture - the detail on the dove is fantastic, and the image is nice and sharp with what looks like good DOF. I like the touch of green on the neck of the bird. You have caught his wings in motion well too. I will create a discussion - I have some questions. Well seen!
JacquesLanctot (501) 2004-03-06 14:29
Very nice, I prefer this one because the pigeon is in action and is well at focus. Colors are well rendered. We can feel the action.
melody06 (234) 2006-03-25 9:21
Hello! I wonder if it's a b&w or color picture? Nice job
- Copyright: Jim Costello (bullybeef53) (3363)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC-F717
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Pigeons [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-05 6:12