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Old 9th of April 2012 (Mon)   #1
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Default My Poe-esque Black bird attempt

I know it's not a raven, its a Red winged black bird. I took some artistic license. I just used Poe-esque as an inspiration. Just looked at it at home and thought that's what it looked like.
The origional



My high contrast B&W version


Thoughts comments? Dial it back? Take it further?
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Default Re: My Poe-esque Black bird attempt

I like the composition & the color version better than the B&W one
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Default Re: My Poe-esque Black bird attempt

A backbird shot in the harsh sunlight does not make for a properly exposed bird.
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Default Re: My Poe-esque Black bird attempt

The shadow of his beak across the body is a distraction for me. And while the color version looks better the red looks washed out.

The OOF limbs in the BG cause real issues with the B&W version.
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Default Re: My Poe-esque Black bird attempt

Hard shot to grab since the if the bird is brighter the background is blown. Or vice versa. Could have tried a bracket shot. I do agree with Titus that the beak shadow is a tad distracting.
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OK, all good points. Thanks for commenting.
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