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    Pigeons are perhaps not the most attractive subjects to photograph, but I quite liked the light on this one whilst on an early morning walk a while back.

    Thanks to those who posted or viewed the previous thread.

    Steve

    Subject: Pigeon in early morning light
    Location: UK
    Camera: Canon 1DX MKII
    Lens: 200-400f/4 HH
    Exposure: 1/2000s at f/5.6 ISO640
    Original format: Landscape, slight crop from top, almost FF width
    Processed via: LRCC & PSCC2017

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    Love the light here. That orange eye is nice as well. Wish the bird was fully lit by the sun but it is still nice.

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    Wish the bird was fully lit by the sun but it is still nice.
    John the point was that the bird/subject was being 'spotlit' by the sun, if it was all lit then it would be a very boring shot IMHO .

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    I like this very much. Think the light as presented is perfect. And I love the way the eye compliments the background colors perfectly. Very nice shot of perhaps the most overlooked bird on earth.

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    Hi Steve, nothing wrong with Pigeons as subjects mate. Love the overall light in this, and in turn, its cast perfectly to show up the feather detail. Tack sharp, and I like the inclusion of the leaf. A nice moody image with the different light.

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    An eye grabbing image it was certainly the light made the image so appealing. Pigeons may be a tad boring at times but when presented thus, it is a different story.

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    Loving the lighting on this one Steve. Its hard to get people interested in shots of subjects that are so common like these, but on this occasion it really works. Beautifully seen and presented.

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    Thanks folks. yes the light worked I thought on this one, perhaps the leaf could be darker, I thought it was OK.

    Sadly I think i've had my 'belly full' of these as they were the only subject that came into view whilst waiting for one of my favourites this week and unannounced too. Although some have seen some pre post images, so time to sit down and take a look this week...

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    love the tone and flaring red here Steve, made a food example with a common bird

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    love the tone and flaring red here Steve, made a food example with a common bird
    Thanks Arash.

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