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  • The Sunbird and the Whistler

    Male Yellow-bellied Sunbird...
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    Male Rufous Whistler ( I think )
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    • #3
      What great catches Ironwood. I have a problem with the white spots and large amount of space behind the whistler. The bird poses are wonderful. I'm going to do some edits and show what I mean if that's OK.
      IShootACanon

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Isac View Post
        What great catches Ironwood. I have a problem with the white spots and large amount of space behind the whistler. The bird poses are wonderful. I'm going to do some edits and show what I mean if that's OK.
        I would be happy to see them Isac.
        Cheers, Brad.

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        • #5
          This is what I meant. Removed the distractions and added a little blue with the Colour Replacement tool.
          I hope you like. I didn't know the font for your watermark so I chose one similar.
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          IShootACanon

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          • #6
            Yes, that looks great Isac. When I am retired I might learn to do that sort of stuff.
            Cheers, Brad.

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            • Isac
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              When's retirement? You can ask me anytime for stuff like this. Sometimes there's just no tutorials for this kind of stuff, you just acquire the knack over time. Cheers.

          • #7
            Heres an attempt I just tried.
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            Cheers, Brad.

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            • Isac
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              It seems you're getting the hang of it pretty quickly Ironwood. Nice work.

            • Ironwood
              Ironwood commented
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              No doubt practice makes perfect, I have a long way to go.

          • #8
            I did a bit of work on the Sunbird pic already, here is what it looked like originally.

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            • #9
              Nice shots that just need a bit of processing as Isac has shown. Also I think that would be a female whistler; the male has a white throat with a black bar below it. The Sunbirds are beautiful little birds. My parents used to have a pair nest outside their back door.
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              • #10
                as I was scrolling down, I was thinking that the tree overpowered the whistler and the space behind didnt help, but I was beaten to the punch and the reposts certainly an improvement.
                makes for some nice shots.

                my first reaction on the sunbird is underexposed, good work on cleaing up the bg etc.


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                • Ironwood
                  Ironwood commented
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                  Cheers Stephen. You are correct, the Sunbird is underexposed. I lightened it a bit in post, but could do with some more.

              • #11
                Originally posted by wigz View Post
                Nice shots that just need a bit of processing as Isac has shown. Also I think that would be a female whistler; the male has a white throat with a black bar below it. The Sunbirds are beautiful little birds. My parents used to have a pair nest outside their back door.
                Cheers Alan. You could be right on the sex of the Whistler, after rechecking my book, originally I picked it as a juvenile male because the book shows them with a darker brown front than the female, and as you say they get the bar when they are older. I'm not really sure either way.
                Cheers, Brad.

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