UK Buzzard.

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UK Buzzard.

Post by geedee » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:08 am

I have seen a few Buzzards in my area over the years though getting close is difficult, fortunately this one landed in a position that was close enough to capture with my 600mm though not in an ideal location.... well you cant have everything..? ;) So I gave it a go. Hand held VC on f6.3 (wide open) 1/640th auto ISO 740 and cropped considerably given the distance to subject..
PP applied.

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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by Roderick » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:20 pm

Its very nice, Geedee.
I love the background.
You might try easing up the clarity and vibrance slightly to give it a bit of "pop".
Really nice wild bird.

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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by geedee » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:10 pm

Thanks Rod. the background appearance was down to the lens being wide opened and at 600mm (hyper-focal range..?) and as the PP was not done in a selective manner (I have yet to learn that) whatever was applied in a bid to improve the subject affected the backdrop to some degree I guess..

So I reduced the vibrance by 20% and it seems as a JPEG, clarity adjustment was not available in Affiniti thus in an attempt to create a similar effect to some degree (?) by dropping the contrast by 25% though I imagine whatever adjustments may be made may well look different from screen to screen..? Not exactly what you suggested but I had to have a go at it.. :)

Thoughts..?
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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by Reciprocityrules » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:40 pm

Nice Gedee! Use layers and brighten the bird up a bit; that would make it pop! That's the most beneficial tool I have learned. If the image is noisy in the background after I sharpen it, I just denoise the crap out of the background and erase the denoise over the bird. It's become second nature to me, and it makes a huge difference using the layers. You can't go crazy with it, but a brighter bird would be pretty simple to do. It's a beautiful shot!
Jonny

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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by Roderick » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Sorry, Geedee, I miced up Lightroom sliders with Affinity sliders.
Affinity does do Clarity but I think they call it something else.
Because its your photograph, you decide on how to develop it. Personally, I'd go the other way and brighten it selectively increase contrast .
I hope you don't mind me editing your picture but here's my effort.
If you haven't seen this video then give it a look. :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Oe2cyXudQ
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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by geedee » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Thanks again guys.... OK Jonny, I had a go at making it POP... and used a series of adjustment layers, though perhaps in the process made it too colourful..? I have as yet to discover the way to be more selective by way of applying adjustments, something I am determined to have a go at..

Rod I have no issues with you improving my pics as part of sharing the educational process... I have so much to learn.. I will watch the vid, though on the brink of downloading a course as all of the many vids I have watched so far have not worked out as I might hope..Duh! Will watch the vid you suggest. Thanks.
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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by Roderick » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:10 pm

Sorry for piling on the workload ;-)
Looks good

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Re: UK Buzzard.

Post by Reciprocityrules » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:43 pm

It's got a warmth to it now - kind of like the golden hour. :D
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