by Jouhtinen Anne

untitled seeking critique jouhtinen anne

Gallery: Birds 2.

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Wildlife

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Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 550D
Date Time Original : 2012-03-04 17:24:52
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Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Published: Friday 16th of March 2012 01:50:53 PM


James (Jim) Johnson


Again, I'll re-iterate that I think all four of these shots of the Snowy are wonderful but, . . .

In this one, have you considered cloning out the two branches to the right, and filling in with some of the evergreen's finer brances. Although I don't know if there is a way to more evenly distribute the lighting on the owl itself, I could live with the brighter light striking the head. This one does show good details in the darker feathers of the head, wings & breast.

I too try not to make many digital or post processing changes, but these I think are minor and would be more than acceptable.

Best wishes always,

Jim j.

Anne Jouhtinen

Thank you Jim a lot! Of course I don´t mind you making changes. Actually I considered a long time wheter to remove those branches or not...and decided no to that. But you did : ) and now others can pick up their favourite, haa!! With best wishes

James (Jim) Johnson

As an example;

If I can attach my "quickie" re-work of your photograph. And, I hope you don't mind! You can delete if you wish.

I cloned out the branches. I'm not good enough to really change the lighting but I thought a bit of "sharpening" helped.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jim j.

Paul Pluskwik

Beautiful wildife photo, Much better with the branches removed. they say if it does not add to the photo then it should not be in there as a distraction. BUt eitherway the Owl is beautiful, great shot.

Anne Jouhtinen

Thank you very much Paul! Best regards

Anne Jouhtinen
An owl in sunshine Didn´t want to change reality and that´s why there is brances growing from the head... : )

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