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Dec 23, 2006, 07:44 #1
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These are shots of a Heron from 2 different times . I tried to wait on him but i got cold and was kind of exposed and i knew he wouldnt lite ( land ) anywhere close to me . The first is a shot of him in flight . The second was shot while i was coming back from a drive looking for barns . The sepia tone isnt photoshopped , i guess you could call it the golden hour .LOL

Thanks for lookin and as always any C/C is welcome .



[Image: 59_web1.jpg]





[Image: 87_web.jpg]


...... Shawn


Dec 23, 2006, 14:01 #2
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2 fantastic shots, Drake - among the best you have posted here... I love them both.

Dec 23, 2006, 14:06 #3
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Totally awesome Shawn. The colour and mist in the first shot is very atmospheric, and the 2nd one is quite stylish. I might be tempted to crop a bit more of the bottom of the 2nd one though - due to the clump of stuff in the bottom right, but it's great nonetheless.

Dec 23, 2006, 14:27 #4
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Drake:

I hope you don't mind - I had a little bit of a fiddle with #2. I just moved the heron over a hair to the left to separate him/her from the trees.

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Dec 23, 2006, 14:47 #5
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Thanks Both of yall ,

I am very happy that yall like these ..

Toad you know i dont mind yall playin with my shots . But now you have to tell me how you did it . I dont think i am near that good . LOL

Oh yea i for got to say , both of these were in RAW fully manual . YAAAAA !! i think i got some stuff figured out LMAO .

........... Shawn

Dec 23, 2006, 15:20 #6
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I think you do have RAW and manual exposure figured out. Big Grin

The PS work wasn't too hard. I duplicated the background layer, and erased everything from the new layer that didn't look like a heron. I moved the new heron to the left and flattened the image. That left the original scene with 2 herons in it. I cloned out the old heron, and painted in the missing tree shadow with a soft brush.

You could do a much better shot with the high resolution original than I did with the little jpeg.


Dec 23, 2006, 19:45 #7
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Those are two great shots!

Dec 23, 2006, 20:21 #8
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Great work on all the images, originals and the PS'd one! The second image coloration is awesome!

Dec 24, 2006, 04:20 #9
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Thanks so much adam and rdegro , i am glad that yall liked these . thanks for the compliments yall are great .


....... Shawn

Dec 24, 2006, 20:14 #10
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Love the first one Shawn, mostly because of the mood from the landscape you captured. As for the Heron, I like em up-close and personal! Big Grin

Dec 26, 2006, 07:12 #11
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Thanks Janika,

I was waiting to see where it was going to fly but it was waaaaay out of my reach when it lite ( sp ) ..

.... Shawn


Dec 27, 2006, 02:09 #12
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These are wonderful pictures Shawn... I really couldn't say which one I like the most... Both are beautiful in its color, mood, composition...

great work... Smile

I like also Toad's pp... great idea and very nicely done...

Dec 27, 2006, 03:39 #13
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Thank you Irma ,

These shots were fun to take and i cant wait to try some more. Its just starting to get cold here so i dont know if ill be shooting a whole bunch.

.... Shawn

Dec 28, 2006, 09:44 #14
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Oh great pictures, I love them!

Dec 28, 2006, 15:57 #15
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Thank you Teri,



.... Shawn






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