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11-05-2014, 12:43 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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a bee eater
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i took this photo of an bee eater in my house backyard. pl criticize for further improvement both in photography and post processing

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11-05-2014, 12:50 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Сolor is magnificent!
I would add a bit of sharpness.
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First of all the subject is fascinating...had no idea there was such a bird, as bee eater.....photography wise what I like...and this is all personal choices of course...is the depth of field and the simple, elegant composition...very nice framing as well.....the photo does seem a little soft however, I am not sure if this is a lens issue,or something to do with the steadiness of the shot...or perhaps the speed you are shooting....a faster speed and perhaps...for the lens..if it is wide open, a slightly smaller apereture..might give some more clarity...the only suggestions I might have for post would be to look at the highlights..they seem slightly much..but again that is personal taste...you might also want to explore what happens if you gve some white...after lowering the highlights and take the black down...slightly to give some more contrast....I hope there's something useful in there for you...it's a nice capture...
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the grain in the blur part of the photo is distracting, I think this photo could be denoise greatly to have a smooth look

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Very cute bird, nicely caught!
Hm, maybe sharpness could be tweaked more, so that it doesn't sharpen the noise, but sharpens the bird. If you are using LR, play with the Sharpness, sharpness radious, and also masking. Hold Alt while you move the slider for the image to highlight the changes. don't be afraid to push these sliders Its a great photo, doesn't have much to critique
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beautiful colors. I don't think I have seen this kind of bird before.
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great shot, as already mentioned above - a bit away from the noise and the photo will be good - for such a small and fast birds, you made a good photo
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QuoteOriginally posted by mehulmandan Quote
i took this photo of an bee eater in my house backyard. pl criticize for further improvement both in photography and post processing
Did you shoot it in JPG and edited? I see a lot of posterization in the background.

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Lovely little bird, well done.
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@ rrstuff : yes the image was taken in jpeg format and edited with gimp 2.8
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Topaz Denoise or Ninja Denoise will definitely help
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Thanks friends for the tips and useful advice and suggestions.
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