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Feb 26, 2012 11:16 |  #1

This series was captured in morning sunlight then Photomerged to show all three in one image, I then selected the three birds/reflections and toned down the background.

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Did I go too far in making the background darker? Also, I probably should darken the reflections a little...?

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Feb 26, 2012 20:16 |  #2

Maybe just bring the whole thing a notch... the colors on the birds are really neat. I just think overall the whole shot looks dark.


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Feb 27, 2012 10:56 as a reply to  @ RACINGHART03's post |  #3

I must say that I'm a bit overwhelmed by the responses to my query... :rolleyes:


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Feb 27, 2012 11:10 as a reply to  @ chauncey's post |  #4

It looks a bit unrealistic to me. Probably because of the brightness difference between background and bird.

Also, you can see the feet reflected in the water with the bird on the far left, yet his body reflection is quite low, suggesting his legs would need to be longer than normal. You must have adjusted the relationship between bird and reflections?


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Feb 27, 2012 21:46 |  #5

I would say add a bit more contrast by darkening the shadows, lightening the midtones, and lightening the highlights just a little tiny bit, can be done easily with photoshop, I think that would make it pop some more.

Nice picture :)

Edit: oh and also, may I suggest afterwards editing the bottom half separately by adding more contrast to it. Just my opinion, I'm no expert :).



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