Articles Tagged with: birds
Twelve Heads Are Better Then One

Today we remember that “Twelve Heads Are Better Then One” as an old shot I did gets the Photoshop torture treatment to become something bigger… But I don’t know if it is better… You decide!

I was looking for something to post today, when I came across this photo, which I always liked. Then I thought, we could use more heads!

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
f/2.8
200mm
100 ISO

Four shots a second or so apart…

Lightroomed

  • Raised contrast and whites
  • Lowered highlights, shadows and blacks
  • Raised clarity, vibrance and saturation
  • Raised sharpening with masking
  • Lens corrections added

Photoshopped

  • Opened in Photoshop as layers
  • Expanded the canvas and moves the first shot I liked to the edge

 

  • Added in the next shot and cloned out the margin between the two
  • Flipped the shot horizontally as it looked to similar to the last one

 

  • Added in the third group of birds and masked out the margins between them

 

  • Then I added in the last group

 

  • I then added a subtle vignette to encircle the birds

 

  • And finally I thought that I didn’t do that good a job with the birds bodies, so I added a graduated filter to darken and hopefully make it less obvious

Final Thoughts

This probably doesn’t happen that many times in nature, at least not for an impatient photographer at a zoo, while his family wants to move on to another exhibit.

I may have had better luck if I kept the bodies of the birds farther apart, but then the heads wouldn’t have been so cool.

 

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Candy Floss Nuke

Today we discover a “Candy Floss Nuke” in a small aquarium in my studio. Who would have thought?

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
f/18
31mm
400 ISO

Lightroomed

  • Raised exposure, contrast, shadows and whites
  • Lowered Highlights and blacks
  • Raised clarity, vibrance and saturation

 

Photoshopped

  • Hue/sat adjustment
  • Levels adjustments
  • Puppet warp to expand the cloud
  • Camera raw filter to fix the perspecive
  • Masked out the tank corners

 

Other Shots

2016-11-29-00-25-06-07-ps2

2016-10-16-17-28-42-2-l9-ps4

 

2016-11-29-00-24-48

2016-11-29-00-24-56

2016-11-29-00-25-02

2016-11-29-00-25-09

2016-11-29-00-25-41

 

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The Eagle Has Landed!

Today “The Eagle Has Landed!” on the good old BHP.

BHP loves to talk about itself in the third person.

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Sigma 15-600mm C
f/8
1/200s
600mm
500 ISO

Lightroomed

  • Lowered exposure, highlights and blacks
  • Raised contrast, shadows and whites
  • Raised clarity, saturation and vibrance
  • Added a medium contrast tone curve
  • Lens corrections

Photoshopped

  • Added a curves adjustment for the highlights and the shadows
  • Used a hue/sat adjustment to make the green less distracting
  • Cloned out the rope leading to the “Fake Rat”
  • Cloned out any sign of captivity
  • Added a vignette

Other Shots

 

 

 

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