Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: High Key (sort of)Hudsonian Godwit

  1. #1
    Avian Moderator gail bisson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    12,428
    Threads
    887
    Thank You Posts

    Default High Key (sort of)Hudsonian Godwit

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    I rarely like high key images but I kind of like this one.
    Taken on a cloudy, bright day.
    Canon 1 Dx3 600mm and 1.4 x
    ISO 1600 F 5.6 SS 1/1600
    Nothing added or cloned. About 65% FF
    Comments and critiques always appreciated and learned from with thanks,
    Gail
    Last edited by gail bisson; 11-24-2020 at 12:24 PM.

  2. #2
    Lifetime Member Mike Poole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    3,047
    Threads
    290
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Thats a nice little 'coy' glance you're getting there Gail! Not really a high key image in my book as there are the 'regular' colours on the bird. However, the ultra bright waters help with the shot here, they bring you in nicely to the bird and the vegetation. Oh - and it has everyones favourite walking pose!

    Nice work

    Mike

  3. #3
    Super Moderator arash_hazeghi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, California, United States
    Posts
    17,775
    Threads
    1,227
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Nice head angle I am not sure about the leaves on the perch. Colors look a bit off/ dull on my screen. Like Mike I also like a strong high key effect or A more interesting BG

    TFS

    TFs
    New! Nikon AF Guide 2020
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/Guides/


    ------------------------------------------------
    Visit my blog
    http://www.arihazeghiphotography.com/blog

  4. #4
    Avian Moderator gail bisson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    12,428
    Threads
    887
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Poole View Post
    Thats a nice little 'coy' glance you're getting there Gail! Not really a high key image in my book as there are the 'regular' colours on the bird. However, the ultra bright waters help with the shot here, they bring you in nicely to the bird and the vegetation. Oh - and it has everyones favourite walking pose!

    Nice work

    Mike
    You are correct Mike so I amended the title to reflect your observation! Maybe because it is not really high key, that is why I like it!

  5. #5
    Lifetime Member Mike Poole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    3,047
    Threads
    290
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I like it regardless of whatever category its going in!

  6. #6
    BPN Member Brian Sump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    1,368
    Threads
    129
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Gail, I love the high key-ish feel here and I really like the vegetation. The low pov and the fact that the vegetation exists in a limited section works very well IMO.

    The pose, strut and camera acknowledgement put it over the top. I could see a version with the water drops omitted also as they are a little hard to discern with the brighter exposure effects.

    TFS

  7. #7
    Macro and Flora Moderator Jonathan Ashton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Wirral UK
    Posts
    14,194
    Threads
    2,124
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I like it too, the pose and the water droplets provide added interest. Just perhaps a very subtle vignette would work?

    I think I would be inclined to raise the exposure/ lift the darker elements in the plumage, I doubt you will agree but that's just fine, by the same token I think you feel I tend to lift them too much. I think the images would become boring if everyone thought everything was OK, differences in opinion make me think about different ways to present a subject. (BTW I will try you suggestions on my image).

    TFS.
    Great comment Jon! I agree 100% about differences in opinion. That is what makes viewing images so much fun. Much more interesting to have "different" tastes!
    Last edited by gail bisson; 11-25-2020 at 07:14 AM.

  8. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  9. #8
    BPN Member Bill Dix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    12,099
    Threads
    1,830
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quite lovely, especially coming from someone who doesn't like high-key(ish) image as much as I do. Great POV and little island of vegetation. I could probably do without the water drops. I haven't seen all that many Hudwits IRL, but my limited impression is of birds with slightly more contrast, slightly warmer. Perhaps several points of black to the neutrals? Maybe it's the season.
    Last edited by Bill Dix; 11-24-2020 at 04:26 PM.

  10. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  11. #9
    BPN Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,793
    Threads
    304
    Thank You Posts
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Well late to the party but i think this image really rocks. What a wonderful placement that captured interesting vegetation, and the soft undulation of the water. Love the HA, and the stride with the toes curled and separated. Love the soft buffy colors throughout. I bet you were sayin something like, "keep moving, and look o'er here!" Well done indeed

  12. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  13. #10
    BPN Member dankearl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    8,278
    Threads
    1,246
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    I like it a lot.. Not really high key and I like the leaves...
    Dan Kearl

  14. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  15. #11
    BPN Member Paul Burdett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Posts
    1,557
    Threads
    243
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Late to this one too. Stunningly beautiful Gail...wouldn't change a thing here.

  16. Thanks gail bisson thanked for this post
  17. #12
    Super Moderator Daniel Cadieux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    25,024
    Threads
    3,829
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Attached Images Attached Images
     
    I love this. Perfect head turn, and the floating (?) vegetation looks great IMO. Terrific details and pale colours.

    So, for those who think this is not high key, for a repost I placed a key, high in the frame for you all. Ha! (Sorry Gail, I don't know why, but had to.....)
    Last edited by Daniel Cadieux; 11-25-2020 at 02:11 PM.

  18. #13
    BPN Member Jim Crosswell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Stoney Point, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    6,801
    Threads
    505
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Beautiful image Gail. I like the low angle, pose, sharpness, vegetation and composition.

  19. #14
    Avian Moderator gail bisson's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Nova Scotia
    Posts
    12,428
    Threads
    887
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post
    I love this. Perfect head turn, and the floating (?) vegetation looks great IMO. Terrific details and pale colours.

    So, for those who think this is not high key, for a repost I placed a key, high in the frame for you all. Ha! (Sorry Gail, I don't know why, but had to.....)
    OMG Daniel! This made me laugh out loud!! Too funny!

  20. #15
    BPN Member Brian Sump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2020
    Location
    Golden, CO
    Posts
    1,368
    Threads
    129
    Thank You Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Cadieux View Post

    So, for those who think this is not high key, for a repost I placed a key, high in the frame for you all. Ha! (Sorry Gail, I don't know why, but had to.....)
    WINNER

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