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27th November 2012, 08:49 AM
With the onset of winter, the migratory birds has started visiting this part of the world. Here are couple of dalmatian pelican shots for CnC please.
Thanks in advance.
1. BW: Does it work for anybody? Any suggestions?
2. Pelican in flight
27th November 2012, 10:24 AM
#2 Is a fantastic angle to capture a bird at, were you elevated in some fashion?
27th November 2012, 03:10 PM
Both are super nice shots. However, #1 blows me away. I like everything about it: the crop and the B&W conversion...
27th November 2012, 04:23 PM
Conventional (read conservative) bird photographers will pass by #1 with not a comment. They have no artistic bent!
I like both. #2 slightly ahead of #1 but both fine images. The b/w works quite well in this instance.
27th November 2012, 08:04 PM
There's hope for me then - I like it
Originally Posted by Bobobird
Great light under the wings.
27th November 2012, 08:14 PM
nothing to add
28th November 2012, 10:01 AM
Yes Tyler, it is one the best angles for BIF. I was standing on the ground, he was circling around overhead for quite sometime and then started descending to land on a nearby waterbody.
Originally Posted by bowneracing99
28th November 2012, 10:18 AM
Hi Richard, #2 is more conventional BIF shot. But something about #1 struck me (may be the symmetry or the lighting or both), so instead of discarding it, I tried the BW conversion and was quite happy about it. Than I tried a square crop to emphasize the diagonals / symmetry. So basically, I did not have any idea about the final image, rather it took shape step by step. (I am yet to reach that stage where I can pre-visualize an image and then work on to there). So I take lot of pictures with every possible angle and then select the best of them to work on.
Originally Posted by rpcrowe
Glad to know that you liked it. I enjoy your images very much.
28th November 2012, 10:21 AM
Thanks Bobo, Dave and Nicola for your encouraging words.