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Raptor in the rain

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by robbinsd, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    These are wild birds, photographed in the mountains of Mid Wales, one of the best places to see these birds.
  2. Skute

    Skute Member

    I love the image although it looks almost to defined. Is the background not the original?
  3. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    It is the original background. The only post work was adjusting the shadow, white/black balance.
  4. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Well, as you've posted in appraisal, I'll find some nits to pick... I'd check that the rimlighting on the wing is just that and not a processing halo, and perhaps it could be just a smidge brighter (even with the glorious Welsh summer...).

    But thatis being picky for the sake of it. It passes my hang on wall test with flying colours and if you hear a crash it's me throwing my kit in the dustbin!


    (I forget who the chap who has been photographing ospreys here is - something like speyside_ghillie - but the two of you should have a beer together)
  5. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    Very kind of you indeed! I will definitely look up this guy who takes photos of the ospreys!
    The rim lighting is indeed just that, the processing on this image is quite small, just some colour correction more than anything.
  6. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    Very powerful image, and I think the darkness suits it.

    I can imagine it on the cover of a thriller novel with a title like "Raptor Hunting"... :)
  7. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic stuff, this couldn't have been easy to get
  8. henniehendrik

    henniehendrik Well-Known Member

    that is one photo to be very proud off.,right up there with the best i have seen ..
  9. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    Really, really was not expecting such kind words. Thanks guys. You've given me that little push that I needed to get back out there with the camera.
  10. AlexMonro

    AlexMonro Old Grand Part Deux

    I look forward to seeing your future work. Of course, you've set yourself a hard act to follow, now! :)
  11. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    This was another photograph that i took on the day. I prefer the other, but just thought i'd get your opinions. Dan
  12. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Good, but not like the first!

  13. mikeh201355

    mikeh201355 Well-Known Member

    The first one is definitely better - it has a real sense of motion and intent and the rain is not only unusual but gives a sense of menace. The backdrop is helpfully uniform with just enough detail to give a sense of place.

    Every now and again an image comes along that makes me stop and look every time I open it and this definitely is one of them. If I had this in the bag I would be tempted to quit while I was ahead and take up beekeeping.
  14. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Good but not quite C*****g...:D

    Were that mine I'd be well chuffed but not as chuffed as I would with the first...:cool:
  15. robbinsd

    robbinsd Member

    Thanks for the kind words guys!
    Much appreciated!

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