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    Diagonals

    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?

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    2. Pelican in flight

    Diagonals

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    Re: Diagonals

    #2 Is a fantastic angle to capture a bird at, were you elevated in some fashion?

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    Both are super nice shots. However, #1 blows me away. I like everything about it: the crop and the B&W conversion...

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    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.

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    Re: Diagonals

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Conventional (read conservative) bird photographers will pass by #1 with not a comment.
    There's hope for me then - I like it

    Great light under the wings.

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    Re: Diagonals

    awesome pictures!
    nothing to add

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    Re: Diagonals

    Quote Originally Posted by bowneracing99 View Post
    #2 Is a fantastic angle to capture a bird at, were you elevated in some fashion?
    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.

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    Re: Diagonals

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Both are super nice shots. However, #1 blows me away. I like everything about it: the crop and the B&W conversion...
    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.

    Glad to know that you liked it. I enjoy your images very much.

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    Re: Diagonals

    Thanks Bobo, Dave and Nicola for your encouraging words.

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