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06-25-2016, 07:24 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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3 Hummingbird Photos
Lens: DA*55 1.4 Camera: K-50 Photo Location: San Diego Japanese Garden 

I have taken and post processed these 3 photos of a humming bird. I am planning on getting 16x16 metallic prints of the 3 images.







Any advice on the photos or the processing? Do you think they will look good printed on metal if you have printed on metal before? Thanks for the advice and let me know if you would like to see the RAW files.

06-25-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
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i would not do any adjustments to the image, metallic prints have a high contrast look
if you want to see what i mean just set your levels 225,30 that closely emulates the gamut of metallic prints
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Very nice images. I'm very impressed to see a hummingbird shot not taken at a feeder. Nice work. I would suggest you crop the first image similar to the other two images, as the background in the first one doesn't add anything to the image.

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That second shot is a standout. It will look amazing on metal, I'm sure.
I'm thinking of doing some of my higher contrast bees on flowers images on metal myself, just to see how they work.

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Thanks for the input, I am afraid to crop any of the images too much because I am printing 16x16, do you think that would affect the print if I cropped the first image?

I printed the second image on 4x6 from bay photo so I could get the sample pack of all 5 finishes, I think it turned out pretty well, although a bit darker than it looks on the screen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mr_spencer Quote
Thanks for the input, I am afraid to crop any of the images too much because I am printing 16x16, do you think that would affect the print if I cropped the first image?
I've cropped images from my *DS and printed at 11x14" and the DS is a 6 Mp camera. If you have one of the newer bodies, I would think you would have a good chance of getting a good print.

If you a member of Costco or Sam's Club, you can get your enlargement pretty cheap to see how it prints after cropping.

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