Matrix metering and either Aperture priority 5.6 or Manual A 7- A 10 iso 400 -800 exposure comp +.7 iso 400-800
I'd be most appreciative of all feedback, especially focus, exposure, colour and composition but all feedback is truly appreciated including which ones you like or don't like.
These I edited in LR setting the white and black points, and using mostly a reverse S curve hoping to bring out more detail in the swan (I just learned this). I also selectively darkened the background behind the swan (also a first for me using LR and I think I did a pretty good job?)
I found choosing, picking the white balance for the swan very difficult... ie; I did not know if it should be cooler or warmer. I also found choosing whether to increase the exposure for the swan challenging because when you increase the exposure detail seems to be lost.
I made one mistake in that when I downsized for uploading for posting here, I tried Photoshop Elements bulk express for the entire folder and hit auto sharpen which introduced noise into the background.
Here are my photos
I think the composition is odd?
Is the swan underexposed?
And him I forgot to sharpen after downsizing.
And for this one I just want to know if it is possible to photograph birds on the tops of tall trees. I have no means to get closer to these herons but I hope you can see from the activity of these herons why I keep trying. Perhaps it is time to give up?