On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 11:45 PM Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 6/18/2022 7:06 PM, DZDub wrote:
> > Dovey Hokey Pokey:
> > I thought this fellow had beautiful, subtle colors.
> Just lovely!
Thank you on behalf of the bird!
> > Shot through our kitchen window. Substantial crop!
> Shots through our windows, esp. longer FLs include free softening. 😉
I wouldn't get the shots without the windows, so it is almost as though I
have nothing to compare to. Topaz to the rescue for sure.
> OM-D EM-1mkIII + MMF-1 + DZ 50-200/f2.8-4
> 'Twere mine, I'd have done something like this. <
> I think most people are like me, in that their visual attention goes first
> to the brightest thing(s). First thing I find
> my eyes focusing on in the original is the bright yellow blob, back,
> center. Then, of course, I can pay full attention
> to the bird.
> Futzin' Moose
Thanks, Moose, but naw, doesn't really work for me. Maybe I'll try
desaturating that green a tad. Your edits are very nice and possibly
improve the photo for others. However, it gives away a few of the things I
like about the capture: the context, and the feeling I get from the time
of day, the kind of day, and the place. Lost is the feeling of the
sunlight reflecting from the river, backlighting the leaves of our trees,
which is such a delight of the season to me. If I'd wanted to do anything
much different it would have been to remove the bird poop! But I do like a
lot of what you did with the bird and bringing up the shadows. Thanks for
Here's the backyard in the general direction where light filters in a way I
particularly like for backgrounds, especially later in the day this time of
year (though not in this photo itself particularly):
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
I'm a little disappointed you didn't acknowledge the tribute!
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/