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B/W Terns

Caught some Terns in action as the Swifts and Martins were nowhere to be seen (I suppose a patrolling Hobby was the reason). The light and resulting colors were not to my liking so I tried something different in the lab. Not sure about the result, what do you think?

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Re: B/W Terns

I like them a lot Tord, especially the first two. Terns are such photogenic birds. A successful experiment.

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Re: B/W Terns

From an artistic point of view I think they are lovely but I'm not sure they work from a natural history perspective. Still, it's good to exercise your creative talents and I think these would make wonderful prints for the wall.
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Re: B/W Terns

I think these work very well Tord.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: B/W Terns

What John said. I really like them but they're not the sort of image you'd submit to a typical editor.
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Re: B/W Terns

great 'action' photos. PP is effect enough although full B+W may be more suitable for such bird photos imo. High contrast would be interesting
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Re: B/W Terns

#1 is really artistic! That would make a lovely print. They make a nice change from your usual 'natural' results. I like them!
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Re: B/W Terns

Colour popping seems all the rage at the moment, but very effective there Tord. #2 for me although the crop is a bit tight it would be easy to add some canvas with that plain background. The grainy nature of the birds works well in that context.
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Re: B/W Terns

Hi there Tord!

I really like this set - the processing reminds me of bird books I had as a child with beautiful water colour paintings of the birds rather than photographs. Lovely processing and wonderful captures - well worth pursuing as another string to you bow as these would make fantastic images for prints or cards.

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Re: B/W Terns

They look really nice. Only thing I'd change is maybe flip it, so the bird is facing right, into the frame...

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Re: B/W Terns

Thanks for feedback. I will take it into consideration moving forward.
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Re: B/W Terns

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Thanks for feedback. I will take it into consideration moving forward.
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Re: B/W Terns

like most, i have very mixed feeling about 'colour popping'....i'm on the fence with these.

IMVHO all these unnecessary 'art' filters included in modern upmarket cameras are a complete and utter waste of space', which could be better used for 'useful' features.

i have never used one of them in anger, nor the video, come to that..........STOP ranting David, stop ranting on.
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