Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Puffin

  1. #1
    Macro and Flora Moderator Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wirral UK
    Posts
    9,804
    Threads
    1,490
    Thank You Posts

    Default Puffin

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Canon 1DX Canon 500mm f4 L IS II & 1.4TC III ISO 500 +0.67 1/2500 sec f7.1
    Yet another puffin from the Farnes.
    All C&C welcome.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Rachel Hollander's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    12,813
    Threads
    810
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Hi Jon - That's quite a mouthful and you did well with sharpness. These guys can be fast flyers. I feel like the far wing should be darker with deeper blacks because the outer feathers are facing us. I could be completely wrong though. I just thing of the wings as darker.

    TFS,
    Rachel

  3. #3
    Avian Moderator Randy Stout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    12,395
    Threads
    677
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Jon:

    You are killing the puffins! Nice full wings up, mouthful, nice angle in the frame.

    For me, the image looks just bit flat. I ran a 29% overlay blend mode on it to punch it up a bit. Personal choice of course.

    Cheers

    Randy
    MY BPN ALBUMS

    "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy" Sir Isaac Newton

  4. #4
    BPN Member Isaac Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Staten Island, New York
    Posts
    1,126
    Threads
    143
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Really nice sharpness and wing position with the classic puffin mouthful. I do think the repost makes the bird stand out more. Randy what exactly is that 29% overlay blend mode?

  5. #5
    Macro and Flora Moderator Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wirral UK
    Posts
    9,804
    Threads
    1,490
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I have to admit when I processed the image I did do a darker version, but I feel the original captured the way the bird looked at the time.

  6. #6
    Avian Moderator David Salem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Riverside, CA
    Posts
    5,841
    Threads
    240
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Well this is fantastic Jonathan. It has all the prerequisites of a perfect Puffin flight shot. Great Wing position, nice background, beautiful details, nice exposure and all important mouth full of fish. Well done
    Come join me for a Custom Raptor Workshop starting this November 2017- January 2018.
    Ducks Unlimited Workshop 2018
    P.M. me to inquire on dates, pricing and availabilities. Thank You.
    www.davidsalemphotography.com

  7. #7
    BPN Member William Dickson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    3,982
    Threads
    604
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Looking good Jon, colours on the bird spot on. Lovely flight pose.

    Will

  8. #8
    Avian Moderator Randy Stout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    12,395
    Threads
    677
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Jon:

    I of course defer to your sense of esthetics on the image. I have never seen a puffin in person. Someday!

    Cheers

    Randyt
    MY BPN ALBUMS

    "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy" Sir Isaac Newton

  9. Thanks Jonathan Ashton thanked for this post
  10. #9
    Avian Moderator Randy Stout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SW Michigan
    Posts
    12,395
    Threads
    677
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    Quote Originally Posted by Isaac Grant View Post
    Really nice sharpness and wing position with the classic puffin mouthful. I do think the repost makes the bird stand out more. Randy what exactly is that 29% overlay blend mode?
    Issac: In photoshop, in the layer panel, it is one of approx. 27 modes that effect how the various layers in a photoshop document interact with each other. In particular, how a layer will blend with with the layer or layers immediately below it. It is rather hard to explain what each blend mode does, you just need to play around with them for a while. I tend to use the overlay mode when I am faced with an image that appears a bit flat. Many ways to get this result, adjusting contrast, etc., but I find the overlay mode tends to preserve the highlight and shadows well, without blocking or blowing them out.

    The screen shot is of the panel, with the overlay blend mode selected This is from one of my loon images.

    Randy
    Last edited by Randy Stout; 07-18-2017 at 01:47 PM.
    MY BPN ALBUMS

    "Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy" Sir Isaac Newton

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Web Analytics