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Challenge: Inkerly (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO M.Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas
Date: Nov 5, 2017
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2017

A male Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Brasilianus) relaxing at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA.

[Nov. 14th, 2017 05:04:49 PM]

All I did for this edit was use the Wet Rocks preset (did add a filter but can't remember which color)in Silver Efex Pro 2. Well that is after doing my normal editing in LR first.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 62
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Avg (commenters): 7.4000
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Views since voting: 106
Views during voting: 114
Votes: 53
Comments: 8
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11/20/2017 05:25:26 PM
Nicely done, Ronnie!
11/20/2017 10:14:35 AM
Originally posted by sidpixel:

Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that meets the challenge well

The stark high contrast between the bird and the white background is very effective indeed. The tones and detail in the feathers is beautiful and this is what gives the image its impact. So was the original background snow and the processing has pushed it to this pure plain white backdrop? My only minor point is that I may have been tempted to clone out those small white spots on his neck just to complete the birds perfection. Nice one Ronnie.


Thanks for the wonderful critique 31.gif sidpixel. The background was heavily overcast skies, so basically pure white. I probably should have cloned those few spots out and most likely would have if I didn't have the flu while editing. I actually was hoping to find a Cormorant when I went shooting because they are my favorite bird to convert to B&W because the of wonderful texture in their wings.
11/20/2017 07:50:18 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that meets the challenge well

The stark high contrast between the bird and the white background is very effective indeed. The tones and detail in the feathers is beautiful and this is what gives the image its impact. So was the original background snow and the processing has pushed it to this pure plain white backdrop? My only minor point is that I may have been tempted to clone out those small white spots on his neck just to complete the birds perfection. Nice one Ronnie.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2017 11:56:37 PM
Very nice.
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11/14/2017 06:41:24 AM
Lovely image and beautiful choice for this treatment.
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11/13/2017 11:05:21 PM
Great title. Nice design in the feathers.
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11/13/2017 07:10:19 PM
I'm in love.
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11/13/2017 06:53:52 PM
a cross between a bird and an artichoke! very interesting


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