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    Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    Birds seem to the thing right now. Any thoughts on this crowned crane from Africa? How about the tight crop?


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    Re: Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    Nice detail and color in your image of beautiful bird. The closest we have here is a Sand Hill Crane, not nearly as exotic looking. Regarding the close crop I would go even tighter showing just the head and crest. I had a go at it, if I overstepped I will remove it. Getting close to your trip to Florida, let me know if you have time... maybe we could hook up.

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    Re: Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    great shot with great detail ... I personally would crop from the head down right and lift the black tones a little ....

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    Dave I like the full bird pic best ,but the birds detail is more important (to me that is) than space. That said I put a crop that I think shows off the detail more. Like Joe said If I overstepped I will happily remove. Thanks for sharing such a magnificent bird.

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    I have a photo of such bird. But did not know the name. I know now! I was with daughter on an exhibition, very beautiful birds! Unfortunately a battery lasted 4 one shot only. You have beautiful photos! Successful crop as for me!


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    That is one cool looking bird. If you have a similar opportunity in the future you may consider dropping to one knee or squatting down and isolating the bird's head/neck against that dark shadow BG. If you so so you need to either use spot metering or if matrix then under expose a stop or so to account for the dark BG.

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    Re: Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I never have a problem with alternative images being posted in the thread - I do like to see what can be done

    Regarding the close crop I would go even tighter showing just the head and crest
    Thanks, Joe. Yes, I do like the head and crest shot - and the rotation to get the neck vertical. I'll pm you re our coming
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    I like the full bird pic best
    Thanks, James. Yes, I think that is a better crop. And I'd carefully set the eye on the "thirds" lines

    But did not know the name
    Hi Yegor - it's also the national bird of Uganda, and appears on that country's flag

    you may consider dropping to one knee or squatting down
    I was in the back of a Landcruiser and there were lions about. 'Twould not have been wise

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    Re: Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    What an interesting bird, thanks for sharing it with us. Yoy have captured him well. I also like the crop as his feet were missing anyway, although I am glad you posted the entire image because I enjoyed seeing the full body as I don't think I have seen one where I could study the detail as well as this.

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    Re: Crowned crane - any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidedric View Post
    Birds seem to the thing right now.
    MOST CERTAINLY NOT.......

    But that is just me, glad that you and the others still can get them.

    Nice shots as well as the edits.

    Keep 'em coming. That is one incredible looking crane.

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