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Aug 03, 2016 10:22 |  #1

I thought this kind of processing might improve some captive-bird shots. What do you think?


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The eagle was shot through a wire grid which I had to clone out with PP. Oly OM-D 5 MKII, 40-150 mm f2.8 PRO @ 150mm, ISO 200 1/350 @ f2.8 handheld.

The African Gray 1/500 f4.0 150mm same camera & lens handheld.


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Aug 03, 2016 11:26 |  #2

The Gray reminds me of Alex. Very sad story, in the end.




  
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Aug 04, 2016 12:40 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #3

This Gray was uncaged and had an almost regal presence. It didn't speak, but it had a penetrating stare that followed my every move.
The Alex story is very interesting and sad indeed that he died so young.


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Aug 04, 2016 16:02 |  #4

The wire grid should have been taken care of with proper camera settings.


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Aug 04, 2016 16:28 |  #5

chauncey wrote in post #18086617 (external link)
The wire grid should have been taken care of with proper camera settings.

Disagree. Shooter was at f/4 on an f/2.8 lens. Not a bunch of difference in one stop. Changing lenses and shooting at f/1.2 may have resulted in killing the wire. It would also have made much less of this beautiful creature be in focus, and ruined a decent shot.




  
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Aug 05, 2016 04:39 |  #6

The eagle shot is really good, I would have preferred it to be sharp but you made the best of a bad situation.

I never realised that an eagle's lower beak was split like that.

What is the story about Alex, I seemed to have missed that.




  
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Aug 05, 2016 07:38 as a reply to  @ Ramon-uk's post |  #7

Alex was by most accounts a remarkably intelligent bird who mastered some aspects of math, logic, language, and cognition.
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Alex_(parrot (external link))


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Aug 05, 2016 20:00 |  #8

The 'Alex' shot owuld make a great mono imo. :-)




  
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Aug 07, 2016 09:06 |  #9

I actually don't like the eagle shot. The pose is a nice capture but other than that it doesn't look good to my eye, although I'm not seeing this on my desktop. Just my opinion.


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Aug 07, 2016 11:22 |  #10

twists n turns wrote in post #18087637 (external link)
The 'Alex' shot owuld make a great mono imo. :-)

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.

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I actually don't like the eagle shot. The pose is a nice capture but other than that it doesn't look good to my eye, although I'm not seeing this on my desktop. Just my opinion.

Thanks for posting. The unprocessed shot was kind of bland to me, so I pumped it up quite a bit.


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Aug 26, 2016 15:45 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #11

only recently they discovered birds neurons are 5x more dense
http://www.scientifica​merican.com …neurons-as-some-primates/ (external link)

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