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Wing-tip to wing-tip

My first posted image from the new E-M1. Also with a fairly new 75-300 II. After a disappointing couple weeks with the E-M1, weather related, finally a dry day that coincided with time to take it out. Having said that, it wasn't a great day, spent most of my time trying BIF shots but the lcd was almost totally unresponsive. Seems ok now but a wasted day almost.

Just a couple shots of a heron late on. It was 60+ yards away and i had to be quick so just 5 shots on low burst. There was no salvageable detail on the bird so after trying different ways to separate the bird from the dark contrasty ripples and that awkward vertical reflection i found it best to drop the clarity, here i dropped it all the way. It's cropped to about 40% the original area, removing dark undergrowth (it was getting on), not much more but the shadows were lifted and i had to desaturate the blues.

I didn't like it at all at first but it started growing on me, it's a bit Japanesey I think. Feel free to tell me i went too far. (i have no idea why it's at f13)



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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

I like it maybe crop letterbox style?
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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

Yeah i tried it a few ways but not letterbox, I just tried this more extreme letterbox and greyed the heron out fully. I can't crop too close as the bird is a mess close up, i need to keep it small. More to think on until i return later. The vertical reflection needs moving, it makes many of the different aspects look odd.

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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

I like that one. I know what you mean about croping sometimes it just does not work out. Can you clone it out?
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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

I like it like that. Letterbox was my first thought on seeing the original. I think it works pretty well even with the vertical reflections.
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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

Yeah cheers for that. The letterbox works well, i knew there was a good shot in there somewhere . I still like the slightly arty oriental feel to the first one too.
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Re: Wing-tip to wing-tip

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Can you clone it out?
Simple answer no . I'm still learning to walk with regards to PP - one step at a time . Out of interest this was my first effort, i pushed down the shadows to hide the messy background and dropped the clarity and tried for a semi-silhouette and got it close but sort of abandoned it.

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